Congratulations to the Globe University Optimist Club! The group and its leader, Tammy Fenner, received the “Builder of Excellence” award from the local, Optimist Club International leader, Jack Dyvig.
Globe ranked fourth in the district for community involvement last quarter and third for this quarter. The district consists of South Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba, Canada with 30 club members or less.
“It’s just an incredible honor,” said Globe University Optimist Club leader, Tammy Fenner. “They see how much our students care and how involved they really want to be.”
Optimist clubs may earn recognition in the form of a Builder of Excellence (BOE) medallion for taking an active role in building a new club. Globe University’s Optimist Club was started in 2010.
Some of the most recently community involvement includes: volunteering at the South Dakota Heart Association Heart Walk and raising money at Toys R Us for kids with cancer. The group also sponsores Jacob –a special child at Time 2 Shine. Here’s the latest on his progress:
“Jacob is doing very well, doing preschool in the mornings with much success and continues with Time 2 Shine in the pm. He has become our little junior staff (and at school we hear also!) by guiding kids struggling with games like duck-duck goose and being a helper. Continued ‘thanks’ to the Globe Optimist Club,” said Time 2 Shine Therapist, Paul Graumann.