Jackson Optimist Octagon Club

What is Jackson Optimist Octagon Club? We are a community service organization based on "Kids Helping Kids" for 9th - 12th graders. We also belong to Optimist International and are in the East Missouri District. We Do many community service projects, fundraisers, and many other fun activities. We attend National Conventions where we meet other Octagon/Jr. Optimist members, and attend workshops.
 
What is the Jackson Jr. Optimist Club? We are similar to the Optimist Octagon club, but we're 6th - 8th grades and our club is just getting started. We have meetings and do our projects with the Octagon club. And we are always happy to take new members.
 
Club Meetings: Every Monday, top floor of New McKendree Church on High St. in the youth room at 6:00 pm
 
Projects/Activities we have done: raising money for the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, raking leaves, Docu Drama (the drinking and driving program put on at Jackson High School), Trash pick-up (For the adopt-a-highway program), Helping out Men's Optimist club in their fish/polish sausage stands and selling Christmas trees, Middle school dances, Donating turkeys and other food items to food pantries, Kids Day in the Park and Harvest Festival (Kids games), Krispy Kreeme Doughnut fundraiser, Donating Christmas gifts to Cottonwood Treatment Center, Disco bowling, Attending National Conventions, Attending Adult Optimist meetings, Flamingos (the advisors' fundraiser), New Member BBQ's, New Officer/member banquets, Human-i-tees t-shirt sales, Painting store windows, Restoring the carved Indian uptown, and many more projects to come!
 
Officers: President-Rusty Statler
Vice President-Melissa Schaper
Secretary-Chelsea Brown
Historian-Rori Martin
 
Advisor/Sponsor: Terry Tuschhoff
Jr. Advisors: Caroline Leimer
Chris McQuay
Ryan McQuay
Nick Tuschhoff
Dusty Statler
Jennifer Rhodes
Megan Wibbenmeyer
FredaMae McGhee

 
Sponsoring Club: Jackson Men's Optimist Club (Paul Hoffmann)
 
Contact Information: Caroline Leimer - (573) 243-5211
 

Links:
 
http://www.groups.yahoo.com
(You must join the site in order to access it - you just need a yahoo account.)
Group name is: jacksonoptimistoctagonclub (search groups to find it)
It has a message board, , photos, and more.

 
http://www.geocities.com/jooijackson/index.html (personal page done by an advisor)
 
http://www.optimist.org/index-jooi.html (Junior Optimist Octagon International)