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).
Membership Invitation Brochure:
Download this brochure for more information on becoming an Optimist Club member and learning about
Optimist International. Keep it as a handy reference or to hand out to friends. It is your invitation to join us in
helping give back to our community.
Northridge Optimist Club e-flyer
34th Annual Scholarship Scramble Golf Outing:
2017 event was held at Miami Valley Golf Club on Thursday, September 28. See the 2017 Scholarship Scramble page on the Northridge
Optimist Club website (CLICK HERE) for a report on the event,
with pictures, and a list of the many sponsors and donors for this year's event. Many thanks to the golfers, sponsors, donors,
and volunteers who made this possible and have helped make it possible to provide more scholarships for Northridge students. Also see
the listings under the o menu above on the website for more about the scholarships and youth projects that this event benefits.
Mantel Christmas Sharing Program:
The date for our 32nd annual Christmas giving event,
Denny Mantel Christmas Sharing Program is set for Saturday, December 16. Each
holiday season (since 1984) Optimist members have provided some local families with groceries for a good holiday meal. The
Northridge School System provides us with names of families who are particularly needy due to economic circumstances. Club
members and other volunteers meet on a particular Saturday in December to buy groceries and deliver them to the families. Beginning with 2014, the program is named in honor of Optimist member Denny Mantel who had
chaired the event for over 30 years. Each year he spent countless hours organizing and leading the program, and inspiring
members with his dedication. Denny passed away in February of 2014, and club members have established a separate fund in his
memory to make sure that we can continue the program. The fund was established with direct donations as well as from portions
of club fundraising events. Details will be announced later.
Some links of interest to the Northridge area are posted on the Northridge Optimist Club website Bulletin Board Page
(under "Other Northridge Links"). One is for The Northidge
Alumni Bear Facts website by The Northridge Alumni Association, and also the Northridge Schools website, and the Northridge
Schools facebook page. One good way to show support of the community is to patronize the alumni businesses that are listed
on the alumni website: http://www.northridge alumni.org/id11.html
Presidents Club Legion of Honor Awards Luncheon:
On Thursday, October 5, the Presidents Club of Dayton honored Robert W. Mills, Jr. as the 67th recipient of the region’s
Citizen Legion of Honor Award. The award, given every year since 1951, is the oldest, most
continuous and prestigious recognition of volunteer servant leadership in the Dayton region. Bob Mills is founder of both Synergy Building
Systems and Mills Development, two of the region’s top construction and land development companies in our area. Several
members of the Northridge Optimist Club attended the event.
Current Club Schedule:
Meetings on Tuesdays at Noon,
held at Brixx
500 E. 1st St., Dayton,
Ohio 45402, unless otherwise indicated.
Please check club website bulletin board weekly for updates.
24: Budget Discussion
• October 31: Open
• November 7: Open
• November 14: Open
• November 21: Visit to Riverdale Optimist
Club (no meeting at Brixx)
• November 28: Open
• December 5: Vistit to the new Dayton Crayons to Classrooms (No meeting at Brixx that
• December 12: Open
• December 16 (Saturday): Denny Mantel Christmas Sharing Program
The Northridge Optimist
Meetings: Noon Tuesdays
Club #24-305PO Box 131211, Dayton, OH 45413
Check website for current locations and schedule