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About Us

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 The Altamonte Springs South Seminole Optimist Club in conjunction with our Altamonte Springs Optimist Foundation Inc. a 501 (c) (3) public charity is a community-based service club that works to improve the lives of kids through service projects in Altamonte Springs and the surrounding communities in South Seminole and North Orange Counties.  Our club meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 

Rookies Cantina

140 S US Hwy 17-92 

Longwood, FL 32750 

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Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

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Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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What's Happening Optimists!

 

October 2019

Edited by Susan Harvey

President Steve Kranzberg

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General Night Meeting 

Rookies Cantina

2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm

4th Wednesday of the Month 7pm

4th Wednesday of the Month Board Meeting 6pm

WHERE: Rookies Cantina 140 S. US HWY 17/92 Longwood, FL 32750

It is on the corner of 17/92 and 434 

Events

10/18/2019

Vampires Night Out

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Eastmonte Civic Center 830 Magnolia Dr Atlamontes Springs 32701

Event Details

10/18/2019

Vampires Night Out

A walk though event featuring different tents decorated by the JOI clubs.  Scarers and Spirits will welcome you to this FUNdraiser.

https://www.facebook.com/events/519860642110484/

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Eastmonte Civic Center 830 Magnolia Dr Atlamontes Springs 32701

10/25/2019

Night Bird Dance (Halloween)

6:45pm - 9:00pm

Westmonte Park 624 Bills Lane Altamonte Springs 32714

Event Details

10/25/2019

Night Bird Dance (Halloween)

 Our  club along with the JOI members (6th grade - 12 grade) interact with  the special needs clients located in Seminole County and the local area.    Light snacks are prepared and served to the attendees who enjoy  dancing with music provided by DJ Frankie.  Everyone who  attends always  has a fun time 

6:45pm - 9:00pm

Westmonte Park 624 Bills Lane Altamonte Springs 32714

10/26/2019

Support the Mud Walk Spooky 5K 2019

7:00am - Noon

Winter Springs High School

Event Details

10/26/2019

Support the Mud Walk Spooky 5K 2019

This 5K Benefits the Seminole County Public School Environmental Studies Center.

7:00am - Noon

Winter Springs High School

10/26/2019

Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest

10:30 - 12pm

Lake Mary Farmers Market Parade starts at 10:30

Event Details

10/26/2019

Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest

See how you can enter your pet in our parade                                          

 https://www.facebook.com/events/807604256303397/ 

10:30 - 12pm

Lake Mary Farmers Market Parade starts at 10:30

10/31/2019

Safe Trick or Treat

4:00pm - 9:00pm

Crane's Roost Park Altamonte Springs

Event Details

10/31/2019

Safe Trick or Treat

All memebers will be dressed uo to sell food, drinks and cotton candy.  We will also have a decorated booth that we will be handing out candy.  Volunteers are needed for this event.  This is another great fundraiser.  Halloween at Cranes Roost is a community-oriented, door-to-door  trick-or-treat alternative for kids brought to you by the City of  Altamonte Springs. The event features local businesses sponsoring booths  to hand out candy and trinkets to kids. The event  kicks off with trick-or-treating around Cranes Roost Lake and live  entertainment, followed by costume contests, games and surprises  throughout the event. 

4:00pm - 9:00pm

Crane's Roost Park Altamonte Springs

Looking Back What's Happening Looking Ahead

Past events

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Past Events:

 

8/16/19 Lyman Kickoff Classic & Robbon Cutting Ceremony 

August Events:
8/10/ to 8/12    3 Day Event
North Florida District Convention. We are the host club and welcome any help and or donations.
8/16/2019   5 pm to 6:45

 

September Events:

9/13 Nightbird Dance (Carnival)

9/21 Base Camp (outer space / aliens)

9/22 Adult installation banquet 

9/27 JOI Installation banquet

9/28 Rhythms at the Roost
 

October Events

10/6  District Conference

Palm Coast Florida

South Seminole Optimist was well represented at the meeting

10/12 K.I.S.S. Kids In Support of Soldiers 

10/12 SERV Event



OCTOBER

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October Events:


10/18 Vampires Night Out

https://www.facebook.com/events/519860642110484/

Eastmonte Civic Center 5pm-9pm


10/25 Night Bird Dance (Halloween)

Westmonte Civic Center  6:45pm- 9pm


10/26 Pet costume contest

https://www.facebook.com/events/807604256303397/

Lake Mary 9:00am - 9:00pm


10/26 Support the Mud Walk 5K


10/31 Safe Trick or Treat

Crane's Roost Altamonte Springs   

NOVEMBER

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November Events:

11/9/2019 KISS Longwood VFW


11/15/2019 Nightbird Dance

Autumn Festival


11/22/2019 Optimist Cheer Set-Up

We are collecting Canned goods and gifts cards to be distributed to families in need


11/23/2019 Optimist Cheer Delivery


11/23/2019 Making Corsages for Nightbird Gala 

 

 



OPTIMIST CRAYONS at EASTMONTE PARK

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YOU CAN ADVERTISE ON OUR CRAYONS 

2 YEARS FOR ONLY $150 

  

The South Seminole Optimist Club, The Advisory Board for the Disabled and the City of Altamonte Springs are aware that often disabled children can not enjoy the simple pleasure of going to a playground with friends and family due to physical obstacles.

We want to correct this with your help. We sponsor and support the

boundless playground at Eastmonte Park in Altamonte Springs.

Help us bring joy to the faces of children who face countless struggles to do the simplest of things. You can be a hero to these children now, by taking part in this fundraiser to help the disabled children in our community. 

  

For Additional Information, Contact :

Mike Spalding 407-327-2980

spaldo54@earthlink.net

or

Ken Ritter 407-504-1527 

ken@southseminoleoptimistclub.com

Optimist Club News

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 Our adult clubs are sponsors of 4 JOI clubs in our area.  We have advisosr that give of their time and energy to attend these meetings each week.

Thank you to those dedicated Optimists:


Winter Springs High School

Elise Curran

Michael Spalding


Lake Brantley High School:

Stanley Cutler

Susan Hervey

Mike & Karen Duffy


Lyman High School:

Michelle Tamir

Marcia Fitzgerald

Janna Gluck

Melanie Gluck


Milwee Middle School:

Sandra Benjamin

Marty Ritter

Michael Spalding

Susan Harvey

JOI Club News

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Our JOI clubs are working on:

 Vampires Night Out

&

Halloween  Pet Parade and Costume Contest. 

Optimist Cheer is coming soon, please consider donating canned goods or grocery gift cards so we can assemble the food baskets for those families in need.


Used, old Mascara wand are being donated to a wildlife rehabilitation center. This is a recycling program, the wands are washed and then used on animals for gentle grooming. 

Scrap pieces of ribbon or fabric any color will work the pieces need to be at least 2 inches long. We will be making ornaments with them 

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We meet 2 times a month at 7:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at:

Rookies Cantina

140 S US Hwy 17 92

Longwood, FL 32750 

Come have your dinner with us and learn more about our projects and how you can be a part of our programs and fund raisers.

Altamonte Springs South Seminole Optimist Club

Longwood, Florida, United States

(314) 267-1197 AltamonteOptimist@Gmail.com