Honeybaked ham fundraiser

The Tucker Optimist Club is raising money to help families of Tucker over the holidays. Please purchase gift cards to help us do this. Buy a gift card if you plan to buy a Honey Baked Ham for your holiday meal. Or, do your Christmas shopping quick and easy by buying the Honey Baked Ham gift cards and give to your friends and family! Thank you for your help!

https://honeybakedfundraising.com//fundraisers/Tucker_Optimist_Club_Holiday_Fundraiser

HoneyBaked Gift Cards Fundraiser

2021 Essay contest

Topic:
Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism

For a copy of the 2021 Essay Contest Handout:  https://www.optimist.org/Forms/20-21_Essay_Application.pdf

The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship!

This contest is open to students under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2020  and who have not yet completed secondary school or its equivalent. There is no minimum age. Essays must be typewritten and double-spaced and contain not less than 700 and no more than 800 words. Works of fiction or poetry are not eligible.

Required items with entry:

Optimist International Essay Contest Application for 2020-2021 -Must be signed by contestant and parent or guardian

Legible copy of birth certificate or passport

Typed copy of essay

Submit by January 15, 2021 to kforster428@gmail.com

Club winner advances to the Zone contest to compete.

Golden Anniversary for Tucker Optimist

Tucker Optimist celebrated their golden anniversary for 50 years on May 30th, 2020. In honor of this anniversary the club decided to give back to the Tucker community with holding a drive thru food drive for one of our local food banks, Networks Ministry, after a short parade through Tucker.  We collected over 850 pounds of food and $700 donation for Network Ministries! Tucker Optimists could not be prouder for our socially distanced volunteers in masks and staying 6 feet away to gather donations from our friends and family of the Optimists’ members.

Submitted by: Jenniffer Stetler

Socially responsible parade to commemorate 50 years of Optimist in Tucker.
Jenniffer and family are preparing to drop off donations for the food drive.
Vicki Warren with our baskets to collect toiletry supplies and food items.

Optimist members preparing for the big haul of donation for Network Ministries.

What Optimist Clubs Do

What Optimist Clubs Do

Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and do their part through community service programs. Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Optimist Clubs see a need in their community and react to it.
Optimist International officially sponsors several International Programs: the Childhood Cancer Campaign, Internet Safety, the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships and the organization’s scholarship contests (Essay Contest, Oratorical Contest and Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing). In addition, Optimist International encourages involvement in several other community activities:
Respect for Law/Promotion of Non-Violence
Youth Appreciation
Youth Safety
Optimists conduct 65,000 community service projects each year, spending $78 million in their communities. Annually, six million kids are positively affected by Optimist programs.
Some of the ways the Tucker Optimist Club helps the kids in Tucker:
Holiday food baskets
Oratorical Contests and Essay Contests
Tucker Day Parade
“Smart Lunch — Smart Kids”  and “Lunch Buddies”
Our big fundraiser is a barbecue we have twice a year!
Come join us.  Check the events calendar on this page for the next meeting.  We currently meet by Zoom.  Let’s do more for the kids of Tucker!  Bring your ideas and join us for great fellowship, great cause, great fun with a great club!
Kathy Forster

Tucker Announces 2020 Essay Scholarship Contest

essay The Tucker Optimist Club is encouraging arestudents to consider the subject “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?” as part of the Optimist International EssaContest fo2020.
The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays, based on the theme of “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?” and determine the top winners. The club winning essays will be sent to the district level where $2,500.00 college scholarships are available for top winners.
Young students today have so many fresh ideas about the world and their future,” Club President LeVette Brown said. “As Optimists, it is our goal to encouragthem and do what we can to bring out the best in each of them. This gives them a wonderful opportunity to tap into their creativity and pursue possible scholarships at the same time.”
The Tucker Optimist Club has been participating in the Optimist EssaContest for over 40 years and habeen active in the communitsince 1970. 
Students wishing to participate in the essay contest can find out more about the contest by contacting LeVette Brown at 678-935-6308.   Deadline for submission is January 20, 2020.  Students must complete the application form and present proof of age.  To download the rules and application, click here.
Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 93,000 adult and youth members in 2,500 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Kids,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.

Tucker Optimist Fall Barbecue — November 2

Tucker Optimist Club offers Barbecue Takeout in Tucker
The Tucker Optimist Club offers our fall barbecue fundraiser on November 2, 2019. The profits for the barbecue sale go to local youth-oriented projects. The chopped pork plates and half-a-chicken plates will be available at the barbecue pit across from the Tucker post office.  Plates will sell for $10 and we are also selling whole butts for $50 (pre-order below).  The event will run from 11:00 AM until 3 PM, unless we sell out early.
Click to order tickets for BBQ
Click to order a whole cooked roast for pickup
The day of the barbecue starts at 4 am when the local cafeteria owner delivers the meat to the BBQ pits for cooking. Members are there to start the coals to begin cooking the pork Boston butts. 

As morning comes.
As morning comes.

As the sun begins to rise the other members show up to help with preparation of the baked beans, cole slaw, and the chicken. When serving time begins, the assembly line starts up, and soon-to-be-satisfied customers pick up lunch or dinner.
 

Tucker Optimist Spring Barbecue — June 8

Tucker Optimist Club offers Barbecue Takeout in Tucker
The Tucker Optimist Club offers our spring barbecue fundraiser on June 8, 2019. The profits for the barbecue sale go to local youth-oriented projects. The chopped pork plates and half-a-chicken plates will be available at the barbecue pit across from the Tucker post office.  Plates will sell for $10 and we are also selling whole butts for $45 (pre-order below).  The event will run from 11:00 AM until 3 PM, unless we sell out early.
Click to order tickets for BBQ
Click to order a whole cooked roast for pickup
The day of the barbecue starts at 4 am when the local cafeteria owner delivers the meat to the BBQ pits for cooking. Members are there to start the coals to begin cooking the pork Boston butts. 

As morning comes.
As morning comes.

As the sun begins to rise the other members show up to help with preparation of the baked beans, cole slaw, and the chicken. When serving time begins, the assembly line starts up, and soon-to-be-satisfied customers pick up lunch or dinner.
 

Tucker Announces 2019 Essay Scholarship Contest

essay The Tucker Optimist Club is encouraging arestudents to consider the subject “When All the World’s Problems Are Solved, Is Optimism Still Necessary? as part of the Optimist International EssaContest fo2019.
The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays, based on the theme of “When All the World’s Problems Are Solved, Is Optimism Still Necessary” and determine the top winners. Local winners will receive cash awards and the club winning essays will be sent to the district level where $2,500.00 college scholarships are available for top winners.
Young students today have so many fresh ideas about the world and their future,” Club President Levette Brown said. “As Optimists, it is our goal to encouragthem and do what we can to bring out the best in each of them. This gives them a wonderful opportunity to tap into their creativity and pursue possible scholarships at the same time.”
The Tucker Optimist Club has been participating in the Optimist EssaContest for over 40 years and habeen active in the communitsince 1970. 
Students wishing to participate in the essay contest can find out more about the contest by contacting Levette Brown at 678-935-6308.   Deadline for submission is January 15, 2019.  Students must complete the application form and present proof of age.  To download the rules and application, click here.
Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 93,000 adult and youth members in 2,500 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Kids,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.

Tucker Optimist Fall Barbecue — Nov 3

Tucker Optimist Club offers Barbecue Takeout in Tucker
The Tucker Optimist Club offers our fall barbecue fundraiser on November 3, 2018. The profits for the barbecue sale go to local youth-oriented projects. The chopped pork plates and half-a-chicken plates will be available at the barbecue pit across from the Tucker post office.  Plates will sell for $10, but you may pre-order a whole butt for $40.  The event will run from 11:00 AM until 3 PM, unless we sell out early.
Click to order tickets for BBQ
Click to order a whole cooked roast for pickup
The day of the barbecue starts at 4 am when the local cafeteria owner delivers the meat to the BBQ pits for cooking. Members are there to start the coals to begin cooking the pork Boston butts. 

As morning comes.
As morning comes.

As the sun begins to rise the other members show up to help with preparation of the baked beans, cole slaw, and the chicken. When serving time begins, the assembly line starts up, and soon-to-be-satisfied customers pick up lunch or dinner.
 

Bringing Out The Best In Kids