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Shingler inducted into the Shawano Optimist Club

The Shawano Optimist Club officially inducted Robyn Shingler into the local organization. Shingler has been active in the Shawano Community for many from running a store on Main Street to working for Shawano County Job Service and now working for the Shawano School District in the Community Education Department. Shingler also serves on the Shawano Plan Commission and is a marathon runner and is currently in training for two upcoming runs, the Mackinac Bridge Fall Colors Run in October and the Madison Half Marathon in November. Shingler said she would’ve joined the Optimist Club sooner but just didn’t have time to be a part of any other organization or club until now, but always respected what the club does and stands for. The next event for the Shawano Optimist Club will be the Farmers Market booth on June 16th and the Mountain Bay Run/Walk event on August 4th. For More information about the Shawano Optimist Club, email

Shawano Optimist Club welcomes Robyn Shingler to the club


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Shawano Optimist Club recognizes 139 students for the 32 annual Scholastic Awards banquet

Guest Speaker was Matty Mathison



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All Photos taken by Jim Leuenberger Photography

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Shawano Optimists Receive Prestigious Award

Under the leadership of President Gail Moesch, the Shawano Optimist Club has been awarded Honor Club status by Optimist International for the 2016-2017 Optimist year. To achieve Honor Club status, a club must meet various criteria, including conducting three or more service projects during the year and having a net increase of at least three new members.

During the year, the Shawano Optimists sponsor a scholastic awards banquet, a bike rodeo, a respect for law week promotion, basketball and football skills contests, a 5k walk/run and Christmas movies for kids. They also hold several fund raisers, with all the money raised going back to the Shawano community to more than 30 organizations.

In commenting on the award, Moesch said, “As a club, we are so proud of what we have done for the youth of our area since our club was formed 41 years ago. To be recognized by Optimist International as an ‘Honor Club’ is just the icing on the cake.

“The award is for all the members of our club who are really the ones responsible for making the award possible,” Moesch added.

Tony Yaggie, Lieutenant Governor for the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan district of Optimist International, presented the award to Moesch at a recent club meeting. Also receiving citations were secretary Dawn Knope and treasurer Barb Schmid. “This is not an easy award to achieve,” Yaggie said, “and I compliment the Shawano Optimists for this great recognition.” It is the ninth time the club has earned Honor Club status.


Photo Caption (Photo by Jim Leuenberger)

Tony Yaggie, left, Lieutenant Governor for the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan district of Optimist International, presented Honor Club citations to Shawano Optimist officers, from left, President Gail Moesch, Secretary Dawn Knope and Treasurer Barb Schmid.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   #
















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