Bismarck Optimist Club
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Bismarck Optimist Club #35014  

Meeting Location:      Elks Lodge, 900 S Washington St., Bismarck, ND
Meeting Day/Time:     Tuesdays at Noon, Elks Dining Room
Email:                          bis.optimist@gmail.com


Do you want to make a difference to kids?
Join our Bismarck Optimist Club today!

View and print our: Membership application


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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.




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2018 Bismarck Club
Optimist Impact Grant
Application Postmark Deadline
 is May 15, 2018

Local nonprofit groups and organizations have the opportunity to submit an application towards the Optimist Impact Grant which will award up to $5,000 for a qualifying project or initiative. Consideration will be given to projects/initiatives that make a direct or lasting impact on the youth of Bismarck-Mandan. 

The application must provide details on how the grant funds will be utilized within the calendar year of being awarded, a timeline to the Bismarck Optimist Club that includes updates and notification of final completion, and the budget/bids for the project or initiative. The nonprofit must report progress of the project/initiative to the Optimist Club Board of Directors in November, 2018, and also in May, 2019, if deemed necessary.

Click the link below for the grant application and further information.