March 31: The meeting on Tuesday, March 31 will be held at Brixx Ice Co., 500 E. First St. , in the upstairs room.
Essay Contest: The 2014-2015 Optimist Essay Contest club level awards were presented at our club meeting of March 24 at Northridge High School. A full report, with a photo slide show, can be seen on the Essay Contest Page under "Activities". Click here to go directly to that page.
Pass/Shoot/Dribble: The annual Pass/Shoot/Dribble basketball skills contest for kids was held on Saturday, March 14, 2015. It was held at the Northridge High School gym. Kids competed within their own age groups, and trophies were awarded for first, second, and third places in each of six age groups. All contestants received a free event t-shirt. The contest consisted of dribbling through a course of safety cones (a timed event), shooting from various spots on the floor, and passing to a stationary target. There were over forty contestants this year.
• A photo slideshow is posted on the Pass/Shoot/Dribble page under "Activities".
See that page by CLICKING HERE.
Golf Outing Fund Raiser: The date of the 32nd Annual Scholarship Scramble golf outing fund raiser is Friday, September 11, 2015. "Save the Date" information is posted in the "Activities" section: /scholarship-scramble-fundraiser.html and a downloadable "Save the Date" flyer is available there. More details, such as cost, starting time, sponsorship levels, etc. will be decided on later and posted at that time. Photos and information from last year's event are also available on that page.
New Links: Some new links of interest to the Northridge area are posted in the panel at the right (see the red buttons under "Other Northridge Links"). They are forThe Northidge Alumni Bear Facts website, the Northridge Schools website, and the Northridge Schools facebook page. The Northridge Alumni organization lists our club information in their "Support Groups" section and they also have a "Northridge Optimist Club" page in their menu, featuring our Membership Invitation Brochure. They have also featured our Pass/Shoot/Dribble and Scholarship Scramble items under the "Events Calendar" in their menu, and posted Pass/Shoot/Dribble information on the Northridge Schools facebook page. Many thanks to the Northridge Alumni organization for their support and for helping to promote our club events. We plan to provide information on their events on our Bulletin Board and in our e-mail bulletin. One good way to show support is to patronize the alumni businesses that are listed on their website: http://www.northridgealumni.org/id11.html. They also offer an interesting history of the Northridge Community called "From Ebenezer to Northridge" by Richard D. Allen on this link: http://www.northridgealumni.org/id68.html. Be sure to visit the Northridge Alumni Bear Facts website to learn more.
(Meeting locations are currently being revised - see notations below, and check schedule weekly for updates)
* See location notations below
• March 31: Speaker - Jon Faulkner -Estate Planning *(location at Brixx Ice Co., 500 E. 1st St., Dayton, OH 45402)
• April 7: Speaker - Rick Elworth, a policeman's perspective of 9/11 *(location at Brixx Ice Co.)
• April 14: Speaker - Judy Hennesy, Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) *(location at Brixx Ice Co.)
• April 21: Speaker - Gary Smiga, College Promise *(location at Brixx Ice Co.)
• April 28: MVCTC Scholarship Awards Luncheon at Miami Valley Technology Center, 11:45 AM
• May 5: Open - speaker needed
• May 12: Open - speaker needed
• May 19: Open - speaker needed
• May 26: Open = speaker needed