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!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lisa Johnson from AmeriTitle telling your Lebanon Optimists about the 10th Annual Tomato and Salsa Festival coming to Academy Square on September 8th from 11 am to 4 pm! Lots of salsa, fried green tomatoes, even salsa dancing! It's gonna be spicy, come check it out!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Here is one of our own, Lebanon Downtown Association Main Street Manager Alysia Rodgers, telling your Lebanon Optimists about the great work she and the LDA are doing to revitalize and strengthen the Lebanon Downtown. With building grants, business support & collaboration, and new community events, our downtown is growing and ready to take off!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Our speaker this week is Efrain Aguirre from Comp NW.  Efrain never refrains from telling about the great things COMP-NW does in our community. Today we are learning about the Lebanon Health Career Ladder that helps students create, explore and develop health career goals and objectives. They are looking for sponsors, so please let us know if you would like to support this great cause!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Local metallurgic artist & medalist, Optimist member, and City Manager Gary Marks made another presentation on the upcoming Optimists Coin. We're still debating on exactly what we'll do with them (sell, give away, etc) but we're excited to see these come to life!

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Optimist Club of Lebanon is proud to sponsor strong kids on the track team for the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam! The program is for kids in grades 2-5, and we're optimistic the athletes will have a great year!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Here is one of our own, City Manager Gary Marks, telling us about the great work the Lebanon Arts Commission is doing to bring art to our community.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

President Chris Meek presenting Dala Johnson with the Optimist of the Year at the 2018 Lebanon Distinguished Service Awards