July 3, 2013

Meet the St. Norbert College Optimist Club

Today I learned about the St. Norbert College Optimist Club in De Pere, Wisconsin  because I followed a suggestion on Facebook. Sometimes it's a good thing to follow your friends' recommendations!

What I discovered was a busy, medium-sized club that started in 2007. It has some history behind it and theoretically, it has graduated its first members and possibly more. I was impressed to learn that the college had recently awarded the Optimist Club a service award for having the most service projects on campus. That's a group of Optimists for you - always busy, giving their time to help others.

One of the club's ongoing fundraisers is the Pulsera Project. This art and commerce project raises money for programs in Nicaragua and focuses on fair trade, education, worker's rights and shelter support for the people of Nicaragua. It also provides micro-loans for a number of different projects including creating the pulsera bracelet.

The St. Norbert Optimist Club tells its own story in the following video recap of the year. Watch to see how it served over 2,000 children last year. Please enjoy.

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