Spring 2022 Online Auction Fundraiser

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Hi there –

I wanted to reach out to let you know about an online auction to raise funds for U W Whitewater Community Optimist Club. If you’d be willing to share or repost this, we’d really appreciate it!

“The U W Whitewater Community Optimist Club auction is now online on BetterWorld! Head to the link below to bid on amazing items. 100% of all proceeds go to support this amazing cause!

Optimist Club Presents: Easter Bunny & Friends

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Come see the Easter Bunny, McGruff the Crime Dog & others. Saturday, March 27, 2021, 1:30-3:00 pm. See the flyer for details.

Youth of the Semester, Fall 2019

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On December 12, 2019 the UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club held a luncheon to recognize students from the Whitewater Unified School District for their excellence over the semester. Eight students in total were nominated by their teachers to receive this award, commemorated by a plaque provided by the UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club. The District Administrator, Dr. Jim Shaw was in attendance as well as the Whitewater High School Principle, Mike Lovenberg.

The UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club has been acknowledging exceptional students for several years now. Optimist Club member, Therese Kennedy stated that the students who are nominated for these awards are not strangers to the Optimist Club. Oftentimes, the club watches these students progress through their achievements and gets to know them throughout the years.

Save the Date!

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The 7th Annual Trivia Night will be held on February 21, 2020. Make sure to put this date on your calendars! If you would like to put together a team and reserve your spot, please contact Kim Adams at adamsk@uww.edu

Breakfast With Santa 2019

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Please join us for Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, December 7 at 8:00am-10:45am! Located in Esker Hall on the UW-Whitewater campus, there will be french toast, sausages, doughnut holes, orange juice, milk, and coffee! Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Frosty will be there to take pictures too! We look forward to seeing you there!

Youth Appreciation Luncheon

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On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 students from Lakeview Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Washington Elementary, the Whitewater Middle School, and the Whitewater High School were invited to the UW-Whitewater campus to celebrate each school’s individual achievements over the last year.

That evening, students from the Whitewater Unified School District were able to bowl for free at Hawk Bowl. Then on Saturday, November 16 a free showing of Secret Life of Pets was shown at Whitewater Cinemas for the students.

Youth Appreciation Week 2019

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The UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club will be hosting a series of fun-filled events for Youth Appreciation Week. Wednesday, November 13 from 4pm-6pm there will be free bowling at Hawk Bowl, sponsored by Hawk Bowl. Saturday, November 16 the club will host a free screening of the movie Secret Life of Pets 2 at Whitewater Cinemas starting at 10:30am. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at both events.

Join us for two fun family activities to celebrate the Whitewater community youth!

Optimist Installation Celebration 2019

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On Thursday October 3, 2019 the UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club celebrated the beginning of a new Optimist year with a banquet at 841 Brewhouse. Five new board members were inducted and one new joining member.

(From left to right) Al Hutchison, President; Paul Waelchli, Board Member; Duane Dickens, Board Member; Dave Halbach, Past Sitting President; Joyce Hutchison, Secretary; Diane Matuszak, Lieutenant Governor
Member Kim Adams looks on as new member Paul Waelchli is inducted by Lieutenant Governor Diane Matuszak.
New President, Al Hutchison (left), says a few remarks about the upcoming Optimist year.

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