Shawano Optimist Club awards five students with Scholarships for Higher Education
“The Shawano Optimist Club was proud to be part of the Shawano Community Scholarship Program and award 5 scholarships during Academic Award Night at SCHS on April 24th, 2023! The following students received $1000 scholarships:
Each student recipient selected demonstrated high achievement and academic excellence during their high school career. They also intend to major in fields which interact with youth at either a 4-year college or technical school. We are excited to support these individuals, who through their ongoing education will further our Optimist mission serving youth.
Congratulations students! Best wishes in your future endeavors!”
- Saturday morning May 13th we will have the Bike Rodeo event.
- Wednesday May 17th we will have the Respect for Law Steak Fry event at the Shawano County Park Pavilion starting at 5pm with program at 6:30pm. At this event we grill steaks and have a short program where the club honors one member of the Shawano Police Department and one member of the Shawano County Sherriff’s Department. Club members can attend free and if they would like to bring a guest, cost for the guest is $15. There will be a cash bar and please remember to bring a knife and fork.
- Saturday morning June 3rd the club will help host the SunDrop Dayz Run.
- Thursday June 8th will be our club’s first Thursdayz at Franklin event. Other dates our club has are June 22nd, July 13th, July 27th, August 10th, and August 24th
- The club is looking for potential board members and a president for our upcoming elections for the next club year. If you are interested in serving the club in either of these capacities, please check with Jen or a current board member.
- Jen is going to be reaching out to club members by phone to get feedback on what members like about the club and to find ways to increase membership engagement.
- The club is going to purchase feather flags to be used at our events
The Shawano Optimist Club has been serving the Shawano area since 1976. Annual youth projects include a bike rodeo, Christmas movies for kids, Respect for Law activities, boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments, a Rose Day fund raiser, a Scholastic Awards Banquet, which has been recognized by Optimist International as one of the top service projects in the nation, as well as basketball and football skills competitions. The funds the Shawano Optimists raise each year are all returned to the Shawano community to support more than 30 different organizations.
For information on becoming a member of the Shawano Optimist Club, contact President Jen Schroeder or any Optimist Club member.