Thursday, May 18, 2017

Please join us in welcoming your newest Lebanon Optimist, Kate Lacy!

Here is one of our own, Rose DixonBarry, telling your Lebanon Optimists about Lebanon's "Santiam Excursion Trains", Lebanon's premiere on-going event/attraction and a huge supporter of the Lebanon Community. You can ride their trains from Lebanon to Sweet Home and back, with food and beverages, almost every week! Check them out at and see what all the buzz is about!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Here is one of our own, Leah Wolfenbarger, telling us about the Junior Optimists Youth Attitude Award (JOYA Awards) that Lebanon started in 1997 and have gone on to be an example for the entire Optimists International. We spotlight students with great optimistic attitudes with recognition in their school as well as an annual award ceremony where dignitaries come to honor our optimistic youth. The kids get an ice cream social after, and become eligible for a JOYA scholarship when they graduate.

This wonderful program is something we are very proud of starting and continuing. We raise money with our annual Strawberry Pancake Breakfast as well as our new raffle! You can support this amazing program directly by contacting us, or buy raffle and pancake tickets from an Optimist member.