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Bismarck Optimist Club #35014  

Meeting Location:    Bismarck Municipal Country Club, 930 N Griffin Street
Meeting Day/Time:   Tuesdays at Noon

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The Optimist Creed
Promise yourself...

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your piece of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and greet every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

2023 Avenue of Flags Sponsors

Business Sponsors
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Century 21 Morrison Realty
Daniel Companies
First International Bank & Trust
Abate of ND
Gate City Bank
Capital Credit Union
Cottingham Insurance
BNI Coal
Arrow Cleaning & Restoration, Inc
Kirkwood Bank & Trust
Legacy Financial Partners
Dakota Community Bank & Trust
Puklich Chevrolet, Inc
MDU Resources Foundation
Bismarck-Mandan Elks Lodge 1199
McCabe United Methodist Church
VFW Post 1326
Kyle Herman Agency
Grand 22 Theatres
Adjust Life Chiropractic
Toman Engineering
Metro Collision Center Inc
Schmitz-Holmstrom CPA
Railway Credit Union
Dakota Eye Institute

Individual Sponsors
John and Lou Sagsveen
Patrick and Doreen Brown
Caroleene Jorgensen *in memory of Donald Jorgensen
Keith and Danita Hunke
Keith Magnusson
Sandy Wiedenmeyer *in memory of Leroy Vander Linden
Larry and Rita Klemin
Tonya and Shane Holmstrom
Michael Place *in memory of Juanita Arndt
Roger Anderson
Jerry Haas
Julie and Charlie Jeske
Rob Koppinger
Tom and Donna Miller
Mert and Karen Johnsrud
Duane and Darlene Bentz
Russ Harkness
Angil and Zach Koper

Special thanks to Traffic Safety Services for the use of their trailers during the set up and take down of the flags throughout the year.

Avenue of Flags
Optimist Gift Wrap 2023 
Thank you to our Pay It Forward Sponsors

Basin Electric, 
1st Western Bank & Trust
Kirkwood Bank & Trust
Schmitz-Holmstrom CPAs
Capital Credit Union
The Hair Garage
Bravera Bank
Bismarck Motor Company
1st International Bank & Trust
Gate City Bank
and a Secret Santa

Optimist Impact Grant

The Optimist Impact Grant awards up to $5,000 for a qualifying project or initiative that makes a direct or lasting impact on the youth of Bismarck-Mandan. 

Any local nonprofit groups and organizations are eligible to submit an application. Requests for funding must be for a specific project-based initiative, and awarded grant money should not go toward operating expenses. 

The application must provide details on how the grant funds will be utilized within the calendar year of being awarded. Click the application form link below: