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Bismarck Optimist Club #35014  

Meeting Location:     China Star, 1065 Interstate Avenue, Bismarck, ND
Meeting Day/Time:     Tuesdays at Noon

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                                                    *Optimist Event Calendar*

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.

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Avenue of Flags Sponsors

Adjust Life Chiropractic
Ameriprise Financial
Bismarck Mandan Home Builders Association
Bismarck Elks Club
BEK Communications
BNI Energy
Braun Intertec
Capital Credit Union
Capital Electric Cooperative
Century 21 Morrison Realty
Cottingham Insurance
Cross Country
Dakota Community Bank
Dakota Eye Institute
Daniel Companies
Doosan/ Bobcat
Finish Line Truck & Auto
First International Bank & Trust
Gate City Bank
Grand 22 Theatres
Ideal Image Dentistry
Kyle Herman Agency
Lewis & Clark Animal Hospital
Mann Energy Services
MDU Resources Foundation
Metro Collision Center
Puklich Chevrolet
Quality Inn
Railway Credit Union
Schmitz Holmstrom CPA's
Starion Bank
Security First Bank of ND
Toman Engineering

Individual Sponsors
Keith Magnusson
Amanda Bakkedahl
Jerry Haas
Tom & Donna Miller
Keith & Danita Hunke
Wallace & Betty Owen
Stuart & Cheryl Tracy
Dan & Cindy Werner
Wes Engbrecht
Shane & Tonya Holmstrom
Mert & Karen Johnsrud
Sandy Wiedenmeyer
Michael Place
Steve Vauhan
Dennis Kraft
​Patrick and Doreen Brown
Charlie & Julie Jeske
Roger Anderson
Christa and Randy Schwartzenberger
John and Lou Sagsveen
Gordon Eckroth

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.

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3rd annual Optimist Easter Egg Hunt 
12,000 eggs to find!!!
500 kids plus Governor Burgum
And they found them!!!
​   Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers for helping out with this fun event for the kids in our community!
Optimist Impact Grant

We awarded the 2nd annual Optimist Impact Grant to Bismarck Parks and Rec’s Zonta Park, in the amount of $5,000. This grant will go toward interactive, nature-based play nodes along the walking trail at Zonta Park in Bismarck, replacing playground equipment that was removed years ago for safety reasons. On hand to receive the donation from Bismarck Parks and Rec was Executive Director Randy Bina and Park Board President Brian Beattie. 

Congrats to the Bismarck Zonta Park!