An invitation to Northridge
Optimists – Bringing out the Best in Kids.
Northridge Optimist Club has been active in the Northridge community for the past 50 years in providing youth scholarships,
services and activities. Our club is interested in reaching out to the community for potential members to join us in serving
the community, and would like to make Northridge alumni aware of this opportunity. A “Membership Invitation Brochure”
is available to download HERE, with more information on our club
and what we do. Meeting schedules are available on our WEBSITE along with more information on club
activities and club contact information. Come visit us for lunch – be our guest, and see what you think.
(Please check the club website Bulletin Board for current schedules
to confirm the meeting place http://www.northridgeoptimist.org/bulletin-board.html).
Northridge Optimist Club
The next meeting: Noon, Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Little York Pizza
Little York Pizza is at 4120 Little York Road, 45414
Projected Meeting Dates for December and beyond:
(Meetings will be at Little York Pizza unless posted otherwise - )
• December 7th and 21st
• January 4th and 18th
February 1st and 15th
• March 1st, and 15th, and 29th
Meeting updates will be announced on the club Bulletin Board as they happen.
Northridge Polar Bear Foundation
Fund Grant Updates:
The Northridge School Board meeting that had
been scheduled for December 13 has been re-scheduled for December 9 at 5:30pm. Kim Puckett, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
for Northridge Schools, and Northridge Optimist Club President Rick will be on hand to recognize the Polar Bear Fund grant
awardees for the fall cycle of grants at about 6:00pm. There are four grants totalling $2500. These grants cover educational support for student leadership opportunities,
reading and comprehension activities, and career exploration.
Christmas Sharing Program:
• The 2021 Denny Mantel Christmas Sharing Program
be serving 15 families this year, thanks to recent donations. The school has provided a list of names of recipients, and fifteen
will be served this year. See the Christmas Sharing page for information on the program.
Polar Bear Initiative:
• The Northridge Polar Bear Foundation Fund is a fund administered by The Dayton
Foundation for providing grants that support educational enhancements for Northridge students (K-12). The Northridge
Optimist Club supports this fund with donations, and also in an advisory capacity in the grant selection process. Four grants
totaling $2500 have been awarded for the first of three grant cycles for the 2021-2022 school year. These grants cover educational
support for student leadership opportunities, reading and comprehension activities, and career exploration. Over the
past 10 years, the fund has provided over $53,000 in grants supplementing Northridge educational programs.
• The club is reaching out to friends of Northridge, Northridge alumni, area businesses, and community
members to help support these efforts for the coming school year, and beyond. Donations can be made directly to The Dayton
Foundation (Northridge Polar Bear Foundation Fund #3451) from a link on the Polar Bear Donation
page on the club website. You may visit that page to learn more about the fund and how you can help.
Club Bulletin Board Page for meeting dates, times, and locations. Also for updates on club news & events.