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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.

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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.

 

International Day of Peace 21 September

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The theme for the International Day of Peace in 2018 is “The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”

 

The theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
The Universal Declaration – the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages – is as relevant today as it was on the day that it was adopted.

See more at:

http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/?platform=hootsuite

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 the 1st and third Thursdays at 7:00 PM at Matthew Cafeteria.   Let’s do more for the kids of Tucker! Bring your ideas and join us for great food, great fellowship, great cause, great fun with a great club!

Kathy Forster

Week Of Service – Last week of March

The International Week of Service is a chance for service organizations around the globe to partner with one another to make a big difference in their communities.

 

Participating is easy! Invite another local service organization to help with your previously scheduled service project during the last week of March, or start working with an organization and plan an event together. Make sure to share all your photos and stories with us below and on social media by using the hashtag: #WeekofService2017 

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 gift/food baskets

Oratorical Contest

Communication Contest

Childhood Cancer Campaign

Our big fund raiser is a bar-b-que we have twice a year!

Come join us the 2nd and 4th Saturday at 9:00am at Piccadilly. Lets do more for the kids of Tucker! Bring your ideas and join us for great food, great social, great cause, great fun with a great club!

Kathy Forster

Spring Barbecue Fundraiser

Tucker Optimist Club Combines Yard Sale With Barbecue

For the first time, the Tucker Optimist Club offered a yard sale in conjunction with the barbecue sale fundraiser on June 8, 2013. The profits for the barbecue sale go to the Childhood Cancer Campaign and to local projects.

The club members are becoming well-trained in all aspects of planning, cooking and serving barbecue dinners. The day of the barbecue starts at 3 am when a local cafeteria owner delivers the meat to the bbq pits for cooking. Several die-hard members and volunteers are there to start the coals to begin cooking the pork Boston butts. While telling stories of past cooking experiences, they keep an eye on the sizzling pork and start getting ready to barbecue chicken.

As the sun begins to rise other members show up to help with preparation of the baked beans and the chicken. The logistics of the food serving line are analyzed and fine tuned. When serving time begins, the assembly line starts up, and soon-to-be-satisfied customers pick up lunch or dinner.

The yard sale was a new experience for our club. Members and community donated clothing, toys, books, furniture, and various other items for the club to sell. Business was brisk, and the club added several hundred dollars to the operating fund.

Near the end of the day, chicken, pork, beans, slaw, and bread were packed up and taken to two local fire stations. The firemen were happy to be the beneficiaries of some great food and to know Optimists appreciate their work.

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