Tri-County Optimist Bringing Out the Best in Kids
Tri-County Optimist  Bringing Out the     Best in Kids

Club Publicity and Articles

Our Club has been given a great deal of publicity from some of the charities we sponsor and also 'The Daily Sun' here in The Villages.  We'd like to share some of the articles with each of our viewers.



Villagers Are Optimistic About Serving Children
This article talks about our September 6, 2018 meeting which follows our summer break. Members of the Tri-County Optimist Club are gearing up for the upcoming year. Goals and activities are discussed.
Tri-County Optimist (Sept 2018).pdf
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Talking with Lois Philbrick, President Tri-County Optimist Club (May 2018)
In this article written by Patricia Steele of The Villages 'Daily Sun,' Lois talks about her experiences with Optimist International and the founding of our local club. She talks about the monies recently given away and the programs to benefit children that we sponsor.
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Tri-County Optimist Club - "Club Distributes Money That Will Help Children in Many Ways" (May 2018)
This article featured in the 'Club News' section of the 'Daily Sun' newspaper highlights the annual charity donations given in the month of May 2018 to many local organizations.
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Children's Home Society's 'Baby Shower' (April 2018)
This 'Daily Sun' article highlights the Tri-County Optimist Club's continued support to the Children's Home Society programs. Members of our Club collected many items for the Baby Shower.
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Tri-County Optimists Give Back for Christmas (Dec 2017)
This item is an article written by Patricia Steele of the 'Daily Sun' about our Christmas Party and gifts for the children of the Combat Veterans to Careers.
CVC_Christmas Giving (Dec 2017).pdf
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Children's Home Society - 'The Good News' (Oct 2017)
This is an excerpt from an article written by Larry Hershfield with the Children's Home Society. The portion featured here is about their First Annual 'Baby Shower.' Tri-County Optimist Club is specifically mentioned for their generosity and continued support of this worthy organization.
CHS_Good News (Oct 2017).pdf
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'Welcome to the Dark Side' - Tri-County Optimist Spring Glow Ball Event (March 2017)
This article featured in 'The Villages Magazine' highlights our largest annual fundraiser for local children's charities. Eighty players participate each spring in night golf and a putting contest. The event includes dinner, silent auction, goody bags for our players, 50/50 Drawing and lots of prizes. This event supports most of our charitable giving for our Club year.
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'The Digit' - $18,837 in Donations (March 17, 2017)
This brief 'Daily Sun' newspaper article highlights the amount of monies our Tri-County Optimist Club donated to local charities in our 2016-2017 Club year.
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2019 - 2020 New Members

Janet Gillette

Alan Martens

You can also contact us by our email address:

The administration of Tri-County Optimist is the responsibility of the Board of Directors. If you have any question please contact one of the following Board Members:


President, Kim Martens, (816) 616-5103


Past President, Lois Philbrick, (352) 470-4379


Vice President, Vacant


Treasurer, Mark Miller, (920) 457-1227


Secretary, Sue Gillman, (239) 850-3576


Board Member, David Anderson, (352) 561-4647


Board Member, Peggy Morrison, (304) 634-0723


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