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2024 Fishing Derby

Mill Pond Park W164N9021 Water Street, Menomonee Falls, WI, United States

The 2024 Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls Kids Fishing Derby will take place the morning of Saturday, May 11th at the Mill Pond in downtown Menomonee Falls.  The contest is free and is open to all boys and girls ages 3-16 who reside or attend school in the Menomonee Falls area.  All participants will receive...

2024 John Weaver Do the Right Thing Award

Menomonee Falls Community Education and Recreation W152N8645 Margaret Rd., Menomonee Falls, United States

Initiated by a long-time educator, the late John Weaver, the Optimist Club recognizes elementary and middle-school students for their good character-- kindness, compassion, empathy, support, honesty, friendship, humanity and respect.  The focus is on students who fly "under the radar," who may not be the highest academic, musical, artistic or athletic achiever, but who makes...

2024 Oratorical Contest

Menomonee Falls Community Education and Recreation W152N8645 Margaret Rd., Menomonee Falls, United States

Speak your way to success...unlock scholarships with your voice! Since its start in 1928, the Optimist Oratorical Contest has become the longest-running program sponsored by Optimist International. The contest is designed for youth to gain experience in public speaking and provide them with the opportunity to compete for a college scholarship. The 2024 Optimist Oratorical...

2024 Essay Contest

Win Scholarships for Writing! The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In addition to developing skills...

2024 Distinguished Young Women

North Middle School N88W16750 Garfield Avenue, Menomonee Falls, WI, United States

The Optimist Club has sponsored and organized the program since 1986. This program would not be able to continue without the many volunteers and financial support of this club. To date the Optimist Club has awarded $40,000 in scholarships and cash awards through this program. Join us for the 2024 competion on February 17th at...

Holiday Drop ‘N Shop

Menomonee Falls Community Education and Recreation W152N8645 Margaret Rd., Menomonee Falls, United States

The 12th Annual Parent Holiday Drop & Shop was held on Saturday, December 3rd at the Community Education & Recreation Department.  Ninety-nine children attended along with 43 student volunteers and 28 Optimist volunteers had a day of fun making memories. Thank you to Jason Husslein & Staff for making the day run smoothly. Thank you to...

Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade Route N88W16712 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, United States

The Menomonee Falls Christmas Parade was another successful event with the help and dedication of many of the Optimist Club members. After a rainy start to the day, the weather opened up and we had over 50 units entertaining the packed streets with Christmas music and holiday lights along the parade route.  The Parade was...

Independence Day Parade

Appleton Ave. at Elm Lane Menomonee Falls, United States

July 3, 2022 was a great day for the club as we had the parade for the first time in 2 years!   –––––––––   Volunteers needed for the 2023 3rd of July Parade.  We have multiple ways you can help with this year’s parade and most people will be finished by the time the...

Tri-Star Baseball / Softball

Menomonee Falls Little League Complex N64W15020 Mill Rd., Menomonee Falls, United States

The 2023 Optimist Club Tri-Star Baseball Event will take place on Saturday, June 17 at the Menomonee Falls Little League Complex (on Mill Road) from 12:00-4:00. This is a competitive event for 7–12-year-old boys and girls. The event features throwing (for speed), running the bases (for time) and hitting off of a tee (for distance)....

Junior Golf

Brown Deer Park Golf Course 7625N Range Line Rd., Milwaukee, United States

The SWIS District Junior Golf Outing is set for June 19, 2023 at Brown Deer Golf course for $85 per golfer.  The event is open to boys and girls ages 10-18 years old.  Golfer will play in age division groupings by gender.  If a golfer shoots a qualifying score within their age group, they have...

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Fishing Derby

Mill Pond Park W164N9021 Water Street, Menomonee Falls, WI, United States

Well, the 2023 Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls Kids Catch and Release Fishing Derby is in the books, and WOW, what a fantastic event it was!  This year’s fishing derby took place the morning of Saturday, May 13th at the Mill Pond.  The weather turned out decent.  While it looked like it wanted to rain...

Distinguished Young Women

Menomonee Falls North Middle School Auditorium N88W16750 Garfield Dr., Menomonee Falls, United States

Photo courtesy of Cline Design Photography These are the 8 amazing participants from this year's Distinguished Young Women program held May 6, 2023 at North Middle School: Sumedha Adavi –Menomonee Falls High School Alena Her –Menomonee Falls High School Aashi Iyengar- Sussex Hamilton High School Krystal Lee –Menomonee Falls High School Heidi Lillegard –Menomonee Falls...