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The Shawano Optimist Club

welcomes you to find out more about our club

We invite you May 17th at 6:45am to see what our club has to offer and give you a chance to see first hand what we do. If you love kids, then become a part of our organization. Just for checking us out we will buy you breakfast. The presentation will include a Powerpoint presentation and a short presentation about what we will offer you if you join.

Mark the date down

May 17th 6:45 am

Angie’s Main Café and Daily Grind

in the back meeting room.

See you There!!!!

The Shawano Optimist Club


The Annual Bike Rodeo

Saturday May 6th 2017

Zion Lutheran Church Parking Lot                                        8:30am to 11:00am (Awards at 11)

Free Bike Helmets to all Kids

In partnership with

Theda Care Physicians

Enter to win a Bike and other great prizes

Free Maintenance and Safety Check on Bikes

Free Bike Licensing courtesy of the Shawano Police Department

                                Trophies awarded                                                                                      Club Members will test kids
To the top 3 riders in each age group                                                                          Skills Test
Kindergarten                                                                                                      Balancing at Slow Speed
1st/2nd Grade                                                                                                            Figure 8 Riding
3rd/4th Grade                                                                                                          Stopping on a line
5th/6th Grade                                                                                                                    Weaving
Also a Grand Champion Trophy                                                                                       Straight Line Riding
to the best rider overall                                                                                                             Coasting

 Congratulations to Emma Schmidt the Celebration of Giving Youth Volunteer of the year

Emma Schmidt – Youth Volunteer Award sponsored by the Shawano Optimist Club and Shawano Rotary. Emma’s commitment to volunteering has benefited local and global populations. Locally, she volunteers with Junior Achievement, National Honor Society and her church through its nursery and Sunday School programs. Local nursing homes have also benefitted from Emma’s spirit of volunteerism and musical talents. Emma has made a global impact by volunteering with Feed My Starving Children and Operation Christmas Child.

Congratulations to the Tri Star Winners and players at the Regional Competition in Fond DuLac

The Shawano results from the Tri Star basketball competition in Fond du Lac on April 8
Madelyn Moesch    4th
Chloe Cicero  2nd
Brooke Theis  4th
Anna Petri  5th
Megan Dillenburg  DNP
Brooklyn Ihrke  DNP
Will Verkuilen  1st
Eli Passehl  5th
Chase Christensen  5th
Devin Beaulieu  DNP
Thank you to the students who qualified and placed and thank you to the parents for supporting your child in Optimist Activities.

Congratulations to the 2017 Recipients at the 33rd annual Scholastic Banquet

A total of 141 Students were recognized at the 2017 Scholastic Banquet by the Shawano Optimist Club. According to Shawano Optimist President Gail Moesch about 350 people including the students came out to hear Guest Speaker Jon Auman talk to the students about their future, being a leader, following leadership roles, and being respectful along the way. Then each of the 141 students received a certificate for their achievements and those that received this award four years in a row received a special plaque for their honor and their hard work over the past four years.

Congratulations to the those honored at the 33rd annual Scholastic Banquet hosted by the Shawano Optimist Club


Freshman Class

Sophomore Class

Junior Class

Senior Class

Four Year Recipients who have received a certificate Four Years in a row…..WOW!!! Congratualtions!!

Guest Speaker Jon Auman Spoke to the crowd about the future and being a leader and being respectful to the people along the way.












Contact Information

Shawano Optimist Club

P.O. Box 412

Shawano, WI 54166


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