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11-29-2004, 11:41 PM
Optimist Club throws up their hands and admits: "This'll Never Work!!!"
God, I love stories like this ROFL :
Optimists Club Calls It Quits
Published: Nov 29, 2004 7:35 AM EST

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) - It's a glum day for optimists. After 24 years of community service, the Quakertown Optimists Club is calling it quits.
They're holding their last meeting on Thursday, citing declining interest.

"I feel sad," club president Bernard Kensky said.

Kensky said that fewer club members were taking part in sporting and
scholastic activities for children, and fewer kids were getting involved
in club events.

The group worked with schools to hold essay, spelling and public
speaking contests for students, sponsored a youth bowling league and
organized golf tournaments and football and basketball events.

A bicycle derby sponsored by the club and the Quakertown police
department drew only 12 children last year, down from previous
attendance of 50 to 70 children, Kensky said.

The Optimist Club is an international organization that formed in 1920.
The Quakertown chapter started in 1980 with 35 members, but dropped to 15 members this year.

"Four or five people would come to meetings and only two or three people would help out with the activities," Kensky said. "I don't know why people stopped getting involved."


11-29-2004, 11:54 PM
When Sheppard Smith reported this item today on Fox News, he ended it with something to the effect of, "Well, it looks like the glass is half empty." I thought it was mildly funny.

11-30-2004, 12:51 AM
I guess they decided the glass was twice as big as it needed to be.

Taco John
11-30-2004, 01:35 AM
What's the first rule of Optimists Club?

11-30-2004, 01:48 AM
The Optimistic Club conceding?

Brings back 2004 Election Day memories.

Bob Dole
11-30-2004, 05:39 AM
What's the first rule of Optimists Club?

You're never optimistic about Optimists Club?