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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

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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.

Optimist Christmas Present Wrap at Kirkwood Mall. 

From Black Friday through Christmas Eve we will be wrapping gifts. 

For the wrap schedule and to sign up to wrap gifts click here
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We had 19 members of our Optimist Club volunteer throughout the day on Sept. 13 to cook and serve meals at Heaven's Helpers Soup Café.
2018 Avenue of Flags Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Capital Credit Union

Silver Sponsors

The Family of Leroy Vander Linden
Bismarck Mandan Home Builders Association
Bismarck Elks Club
MDU Resources Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Ideal Image Dentistry
Starion Bank
Puklich Chevrolet
First International Bank & Trust
Mann Energy Services

Individual Sponsors

Keith Magnusson
Amanda Bakkedahl
Jerry Haas
Capital Electric Cooperative
Tom & Donna Miller
Braun Intertec
Daniel Companies
Adjust Life Chiropractic
Grand 22 Theatres
Keith & Danita Hunke
Wallace & Betty Owen
Stuart & Cheryl Tracy
Dan & Cindy Werner
Wes Engbrecht
Shane & Tonya Holmstrom
Mert & Karen Johnsrud
Ameriprise Financial
Dakota Eye Institute
Toman Engineering
Metro Collision Center
Sandy Wiedenmeyer
Michael Place
Arrow Service Team
Lewis & Clark Animal Hospital
Quality Inn
Dennis Kraft
Charlie & Julie Jeske
Roger Anderson
Security First Bank of ND
Dakota Community Bank
Kyle Herman Agency

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
4th annual Optimist Bowling Tournament 

At Midway Lanes on October 6, 2018 10 teams participated in this year’s tournament and we are pleased to report that we raised $2,700. The proceeds will be split 50-50 between the Ronald McDonald House and the Optimist International Childhood Cancer Campaign.  

Teams from Capital Credit Union, American Bank Center, Choice Financial, BNC, First Western Bank & Trust and Gate City Bank competed in this year's Battle of the Banks Competition at the tournament. Congratulations to the Choice Financial team on having the highest team bowling score this year and for winning the Battle of the Banks traveling trophy!
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