Optimist Club of New Ulm
Club #35204  District 35 DMM  Zone 8  Region 5
Email: nuoptimist@gmail.com
follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OptimistNewUlm  

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WELCOME TO Optimist Club of New Ulm!
We’re in this together
Being a nationally known club serving United States &Canada, we are proud to share our club accomplishments. Our goal is to bring out the best in kids! 

At Optimist Club of New Ulm, we really care about the community in which we live & work. We’d like to share our most important service projects with you with hopes YOU want to become part of this community & child focused dedicated team. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.
About Optimist Club of New Ulm
Optimist Club was founded in New Ulm February 27, 1997. Although the club come with the purpose of meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have been “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.

Club members are best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes. By believing in young people & empowering them to be the best they can, Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place in which to live.

There are 87,000 individual members who belong to 2,900 autonomous Clubs. Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each year, serving six million young people. Optimists also spend $78 million on their communities annually.  Our Vision: Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.
Our Mission is to foster an optimistic way of life, through a network of optimists, dedicated to the full development of their potential in order to provide ever-expanding service to youth, the community and the world.~ By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves. 
Interested in learning more?
Drop us a note at: 
Optimist of New Ulm
   PO Box 301 ~ New Ulm, MN 56073
New Ulm High School started their own JOI (Junior Optimist International) Club on July 1, 2014. Follow them on Facebook to see the great work this group of 9th - 12th graders do and the impact they are making!
Terry Sveine, Club President
2015 - 2017
Terry has been with the New Ulm Optimist Club since February 2015. Though new to the club, he is not new to our community, he is a New Ulm, MN native.
He recently retired after 31 years in the travel and tourism industry as a travel agent, tour leader, and Chamber of Commerce’s tourism manager.
Terry adds variety, laughter and energy to the club as we continue to Bring the Best out in Kids.
He is married to fellow-Optimist, Ellie, with two adult sons. He enjoys reading and writing history, listening to and playing music, motorcycling and bicycling. Travel is a big part of his life and he’s been to 63 countries. ​
Local Leaders
The Optimist Club of New Ulm is part of the DMM (Dakotas, Manitoba, and Minnesota) District of Optimist International. www.optimist-dmm.org 
International website:     http://www.optimist.org/
Friends of Optimist 
~ Thank you for your support!!
        Gislason & Hunter LLP - Since 2010
  • Denny Warta  - Since 2016
  • United Prairie Bank New Ulm - Since 2015
  • Vern Bednarek - since 2016 Honorary
  • New Ulm Library - since 2016
  • JoAnne Taylor - since 2016
2017 NEW FOO Member:    
 * Anne Donnelly-Rieke
* Angela Hoek
* Gretchen Lilly
* Beth Sletta