Bismarck Optimist Club
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2016-17 Board of Directors:
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President: Jerry Haas
Vice President: Amanda Bakkedahl
Secretary: Sylvia Burgess
Treasurer: Tom Miller
Past President: Krista Fremming
Director: David Flohr
Director: Christa Schwartzenberger  
Director: Christy Cameron
Director: Brad Thompson
Director: Andrew Engleman
Director: Russ Harkness

Board member elections are held in September and members serve a two year term, beginning October 1st annually.  

Past Presidents:  Krista Fremming (2015-16); Kelly Gunsch (2014-15); Tonya Holmstrom (2013-14); Kristi Kraft (2012-2013); Daryl Kerzman (2011-2012);           Tom Miller (2010-2011); Ben Ehreth (2009-2010); 

2016 "Outstanding Optimist of the Year"
Sylvia Burgess

2015 "Outstanding Optimist of the Year"
Tom Miller

2014 "Outstanding Optimist of the Year"
Kelly Gunsch

2013 "Outstanding Optimist of the Year"
Russ Harkness


Founded: July 20, 1971
Founding members still in our club:
* Duane Bentz
* Jack Neumann
* Leroy VanderLinden
* Mert Johnsrud
Weekly meeting: Tuesdays at noon, 
at the China Star in Bismarck, ND