The Greater Jacksonville Optimist Club, Inc.
PO Box 442, Phoenix, MD 21131        410-666-0086
...Essay Contest...Oratorical Contest....Youth Appreciation....Shop-With-A-Cop....Villa Maria Library...Holiday GiftWrap for Villa Maria...Inkjet/Toner Recycling Fund Raiser...Childhood Cancer Campaign...Towson University Club...Stock Market Challenge...Poker Run...Chinese Student Exchange...We have a lot going on!...

Become A Member!

Join Us!

 

Become a member and join a local group who work with the local community!

 Click here for details.
Contact: Dave Ward at 410-666-0086 or email Dave Ward

Fireworks!

Sat. July 1, 2017

 

The 42nd Independence Day Celebration took place in Jacksonville at the Jacksonville Elementary School athletic fields. 

Click for the 2016 (last year's) Official Poster, including a Schedule of Events
More info: Please contact Carol Porcher
Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation

Wish List

Believe In Tomorrow provides exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families with clean, comfortable facilities that serve as a tool for families to rejuvenate and reconnect. The GJOC helps Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins. Currently we are helping to complete their wish list of food and other items for the house.  We will be coordinating a drop off point and day - perhaps around the Holidays.

More info: Please contact Dave Ward at 410-666-0086 or email Dave Ward
Stock Market Challenge 2017

 

Help the GJOC Raise Funds!

SMC 2017 is in progress!  It's too late to enter for this year, but make a note for next year.  The Stock Market Challenge is the club's largest fundraiser.  Basically you donate $20 and you pick 5 stocks for your "portfolio". The entrant with the highest portfolio value at the end of the SMC wins the top prize.  There are other "mid-point" prizes and final prizes for 2nd-10th place. Entries must be postmarked by Feb 28, 2017.  The SMC ends on April 28, 2017. Click here for the entry form and more information.

 

Contact: email: Carol Applegate or or call 410-426-8287
UPCOMING EVENTS
May 5, 2017 (Fri) Cinco de Mayo!  In conjunction with Ravens Roost 131.  Dinner/taco bar 5:30 pm to ??? @ Future Home; Dave Ward at 410-666-0086 or email Dave Ward  for details.  All members are welcome!
Jun 1, 2017 (Thu) Club Meeting 7:30 pm @ Future Home; Contact Carol Applegate  for details.  All members are welcome!
Jul 1, 2017 (Sat) 42nd Annual Jacksonville Independence Day Celebration - Contact  Carol Applegate
Aug 3, 2017 (Thu) Club Meeting 7:30 pm @ Future Home; Contact Carol Applegate  for details.  All members are welcome!
July 2017 Summer Santa. Contact Carol Porcher  for details. 
Sep 7, 2017 (Thu) Club Meeting 7:30 pm @ Future Home; Contact Carol Applegate  for details.  All members are welcome!

Jacksonville Jottings
(Our Newsletter)

May, 2017
April, 2017
March, 2017
February, 2017
January, 2017
December, 2016
November 4, 2016
September 17, 2016
August 21, 2016

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The Greater Jacksonville Optimist Club, Inc.
PO Box 442
Phoenix, MD 21131
410-666-0086
2016-17 Board of Directors
Chairperson of the Board Barbara Crain
President Carol Applegate
Vice President Carol Porcher
Secretary Adam Drescher
Treasurer Pam McCollum
Director Dave Ward
Director Fred Figlewski
 
If you are interested in a director position or a committee chairperson position, contact Chairperson of the Board Barbara Crain.

OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

Mission Statement
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

Vision Statement
Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

Business meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month

The Greater Jacksonville
Optimist Club is
32 years old!

Our Club's "Birthday" was September 19, 1984.

Click here for our club's history.  

Our unofficial club house, Future Home is located at 12900 Jarrettsville Pike, Phoenix, MD 21131.  

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