Full speed ahead is the motto for these resilient winners

One was left without a father or a mother by the age of 9. Another managed to juggle college-prep courses while suffering from a serious affliction. A third escaped civil war and smuggled medicine for sick refugees. A fourth scrappy overachiever understands his self-worth and goals easily trump the negative impact of the stares, finger-pointing and taunts that he knows may follow him throughout his life. 

Kids Shoe Donation Project - Refugee Camps August 2017

This summer, the St. Paul Optimist Club sponsored a collection and domation of shoes to be donated to kids who are currently in Greece, in the Ritsona Refufee Camp.
A St. Paul Optimist Club member, traveled to Greece to volunteer in the camps as part of Cross Cultural Solutions and The Lighthouse Project.

Information about the volunteer experience will be shared at the September 7th Breakfast Meeting.

St. Paul Optimist Club Youth Appreciation Video is a Finalist - We need your votes!

Members and friends:
The St Paul Optimist Club Optimist Reel Video has been selected as a 2017 finalist for the Optimist International Reel Video Contest. Our video showcases our annual Youth Appreciation Banquet and was created by student filmmakers!  There are only 8 videos across Optimist International in our category! The voting period is now open until May 31.  You may vote once per day per IP address during the voting period.

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