Children's Museum of South Dakota


Optimist Club of Brookings donates $10,000 to the Children’s Museum

Date: Dec 07, 2010

Optimist Clubs are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" and do their part through community service programs. The local Optimist Club of Brookings did just that by donating $10,000 to the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. “This donation was made possible by money we raised through various fundraising projects, such as the Avenue of Flags and the Bobcat Concession”, said Sharon Klein, president of the Optimist Club of Brookings. “We chose to give to the Children’s Museum because we saw it as an opportunity to positively impact children in Brookings and all who visit the museum year round.” The donation was used to purchase the giant glow stick wall located in the Sensations Exhibit at the museum.

Back Row (left to right): Board Members Todd Nelson and Roger Jenner, 1st Vice President Dennis Willert, Secretary Val Goetz, Board members Dave Johnson and Glen Anderegg.

Front Row (left to right): Treasurer Brianna Zwaschka, Member Sharon Anderegg, Suzanne Hegg (Executive Director, CMOSD), Immediate Past President Art Wilber, President Sharon Klein, Board members Barb Telkamp and Bob Swanson.