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Optimist International Youth Appreciation Week

Second full week of November

What: Youth Appreciation Night.  The club honors and recognizes local youth for their efforts in the arts, athletics, academics and community service work.  We will be presenting Outstanding Youth Awards to several high school juniors and seniors.


When:  Wednesday, November 28!  Time TBD


Where: Location TBD


Who: Typically, but not limited to, Juniors or Seniors in High School.    NOTE:  The deadline for nominations is  November 2, 2012.  Nomination forms will be mailed to all members, local schools, and churches.

Click here for the 2012 nomination form  


How To Nominate a Youth or for more information: Please contact Dave Ward 410-666-0086 or

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