Thursday, January 3, 2019

We're proud to donate $250 to the Lebanon Robotics Team aka the Skallywags! If you believe in helping kids learn how to design, build, and compete robots against a variety of engineering challenges, follow our lead! These tech titans compete against big city teams that have 3 times the budget, and the Skallywags need our help! Also, if you know about any available warehouse space... They need a home!

Please join us in welcoming your newest Lebanon Optimist, Maryann Ewing!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Here is Debbie Tracy of Obria Medical Center (formerly the Pregnancy Alternatives Center), telling your Lebanon Optimists about the needed work they do to support young adults and young families as they navigate the complexities of having children.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Here are our guest speakers for the week, Crystal Kelly and Lewis Kiker
from the Andando Organization, telling your Lebanon Optimists how Andando helps with development in the country of Senegal in West Africa. They help establish wells and gardens to stabilize and support African villages, providing a great life for whole communities!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Here is Linn County Deputy District Attorney Michael Wynhausen telling your Lebanon Optimists about the current state of crime, drugs, and the justice system in Linn County.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Here is Kendra Antila, Director of the Lebanon Library, telling your Lebanon Optimists about the services, goals, and history of Lebanon's 108 year old public library. Lebanon's library has grown from a tiny room with 180 books to our large, beautiful new facility with over 60,000 volumes. They have many wonderful programs and services for young and old alike.

What is your favorite part of Lebanon's beautiful library?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Here is Ira Whitaker from Let It Bead telling your Lebanon Optimists about her awesome shop that's downtown on Main Street that has dozens upon dozens of different beads and stones, including healing stones! They do custom beading, beading classes (along with other classes), and even "Bend & Bead" a combo yoga session /beading class. She can also repair or modify your beads. Her store is very involved in the downtown and in the community--you've probably seen her husband dj'ing at First Fridays! Please check out this awesome local shop, and tell them the optimists sent you!