BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT


Our 3rd Annual Back to School Giveaway on August 24th, 2019 was a huge success.

We had over 90 volunteers and over 800 people passed through the doors of Cochrane Collegiate Academy to receive free shoes, socks, backpacks of school supplies, T-shirts, dental care products and free books.

We wish to thank everyone who played a part in making the day so wonderful.

Cochrane Head Custodian - Mr. Sean Smith

Greater Bethel AME Church - Pastor Knox

Samaritan's Feet - Katie Meyers

Pristine Dentistry - Dr. Frajovon Rosena Talley

Providence Baptist Church - Mr. Matton

Greenville Memorial AME Zion Church

Forest Hills Church

King Prince Lodge #330

Radiance Chapter #11

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire Department

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Our Vendors

​and everyone else who played a role in the day.

Due to the Coronavirus, we did not hold our event for 2020.

See you in August, 2021!​

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Our local Essay winner for 2018 is:

Ms. Abigail Nelson

​CONGRATULATIONS!


THE OPTIMIST ORATORICAL CONTEST IS NOW OPEN!


DO YOU LIKE TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC? EVEN IF YOU DON'T, APPLY FOR THE CONTEST TO POSSIBLY WIN $2,500 IN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MS. ANGELIA POOLE AT 980-475-7547. 

APPLICATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND AT:

https://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships4.cfm


THE THEME FOR THE 2020-2021 YEAR IS:

"HEALING THE WORLD WITH OPTIMISM!"

THE OPTIMIST ESSAY CONTEST IS NOW OPEN!


DO YOU LIKE TO WRITE? EVEN IF YOU DON'T, APPLY FOR THE CONTEST TO POSSIBLY WIN $2,500 IN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

MRS. MARY DINGLE AT 704-577-3992.

THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR IS:

"REACHING YOUR DREAMS BY CHOOSING OPTIMISM"

COMPLETED ESSAYS MUST BE EMAILED TO MRS. DINGLE NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28TH. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS!
dmaryrt@bellsouth.net

APPLICATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND AT:
https://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships3.cfm


NOTICE

Due to the Coronavirus, the Oratorical contest will be held virtually via Zoom.

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Our local Essay winner for 2017 is:

Ms. Camryn Thompson

​CONGRATULATIONS!


OUTREACH

The Club has been busy even during this pandemic.

  • We purchased and donated 100 masks for our local police precinct. They were thrilled to get them.
  • We provided coats and backpacks full of goodies to 7 children from Devonshire Elementary School.
  • CCOC agreed to give a $50 gift card for pizza to The Relatives each quarter. They were excited about this donation.  They chose Domino's Pizza as the one they wanted. First card was sent just before Christmas.
  • Two members worked the MedAssist Medicine Giveaway. They pulled orders and distributed in 40 degree weather.


2019 International Oratorical Competition Winner

2018 International Oratorical Competition Winner

2019 local Oratorical Contestants

Zamani Harris and Kamden Wiggins

​2016 International Oratorical Competition Winner

2017 International Oratorical Competition Winner

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Our local Essay winner for 2019 is:

Ms. Kamden Wiggins

​CONGRATULATIONS!