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The Northridge Optimist Club
Club #24-305
PO Box 131211
Dayton, OH 45413

Meetings: Noon Tuesdays

An invitation to Northridge Alumni:

Optimists – Bringing out the Best in Kids.

 The 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).

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Northridge Optimist Club 
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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 will be serving 15 families this year, thanks to recent donations. The school has provided a list of names of recipients, and fifteen families will be served this year. See the Christmas Sharing page for information on the program.
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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.
 
See the Club Bulletin Board Page for meeting dates, times, and locations. Also for updates on club news & events.

The Northridge Optimist Club
Club #24-305
PO Box 131211, Dayton, OH 45413
Meetings: Noon Tuesdays
Check website for current locations and schedule