The Wisconsin Heights Optimists Club received a $500 Club Grant from the Optimists International Foundation for their project “Kids Snack Bags” for the Christians in Action Food Pantry in Mazomanie. Club member Joanne Ganske accepted the grant at the recently completed Optimists International convention in Ottawa Canada. Shown in the photo below is Joanne presenting the check to WH Optimist Club treasurer and Christians in Action Food Pantry president Barb Blattner.
The snack bags provide healthy snacks monthly for children of food pantry patrons.
Optimist International Foundation supported by Optimists and Optimists Clubs from all over the world annualyl provide over $775,000 in scholarships and grants. Their mission is to provide funds for youth and service programs of Optimists Clubs throughout the world. The Wisconsin Heights Optimists received one of 21 Club Grants given in 2018.
The Wisconsin Heights Optimist Club meets the first and third Fridays of each month at noon at the Old Feed Mill and welcomes new members. The mission of the club is to provide support and service to the youth of the Wisconsin Heights area.