February 21st Noon Meeting Highlights

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Good Morning Optimists, here are the highlights from our February 21st Noon Meeting:

Jan Bilgen spoke on behalf of the UW-Whitewater Campus Memory Garden, which is being created in honor of Mary Beth Mackin, the previous UW-W Dean of Students and past Optimist Club president. It will be located to the east of the Greenhill Center of the Arts, and the groundbreaking is expected to take place in late spring 2017. Contributions and donations are welcome. To give online, please visit www.uww.edu/foundation/give/form.

Also, Jim McLernon, a UW-W faculty member, presented a generous $100 check to the Community Optimist Club for an upcoming sports fundraiser. We accepted this gift with much gratitude!

Finally, congratulations to Jimmy Duval for receiving the Youth of the Month Plaque! Jimmy is a junior at Whitewater High School who is involved in a variety of organizations, including the National Honors Society, Peer Mentors, FBLA, and Primetime Youth Group, as well as multiple sports. His hobbies include spending time with friends, going on mission trips, and spending time outside. After high school, he aspires to play college football, and strives “to be a positive role model to kids on and off the field.” His proud mother, Julie, and teacher, Jeff, were there to support him in receiving this honorable recognition.

Check out our “photo gallery” link above to see the pictures!