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About Us

The Fitchburg Optimist Club was founded in 2006 as a way to help improve the quality of life for all kids in our community.  We do this by providing recreational, academic, and community programs and support for children in the three school districts (Madison, Oregon, and Verona) located in Fitchburg.  Our members are comprised of a cross section of men and women with a strong sense of civic responsibility and personal accomplishment who care deeply about the welfare and the well being of our children.

We meet the first and third Tuesday of every month at Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 Lacy Rd., at noon.

Purposes of an Optimist Club

*To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed;
*To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; To inspire respect for the law;
*To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people;
*To aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

The Fitchburg Optimists have made contributions to the following:

Salvation Army
Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center
Independent Living Art Sculpture
Oak Bank Pumpkin Giveaway (benefiting multiple local charities)
Badger Area Leadership
Boys and Girls Club of Dane County
Ashlee’s Playdate
Toys for Tots
Various Academic Scholarships

DISTRICT # 9 – SWIS
SOUTHERN WISCONSIN

CLUB # 09931
CLUB NAME: FITCHBURG, WI
DATE CHARTERED: April 4, 2006

CLUB PRESIDENT: Jake Johnson and Don Ashbaugh, Co-Presidents

City, State/Province, Country (Language)
FITCHBURG, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES (English)

Meeting Location: Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 Lacy Rd., 1st Monday – noon, with occasional evening meetings locally. Contact us for more info.

Sponsored by Club # 09917
MAZOMANIE-WISCONSIN HEIGHTS, WI