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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 February 22, 2021 to kforster428@gmail.com

Club winner advances to the Zone contest to compete.

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

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

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