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Breakfast Optimist Club of East Fort Worth Sponsors Essay & Oratorical Scholarship Contests for Students

The Breakfast Optimist club of East Fort Worth is encouraging area students participate in the upcoming Essay & Oratorical Contests.

“Our club has been participating in the Optimist Essay & Oratorical Contests for decades and has been active in the community for 53 years.  Young students today have so many fresh ideas about the world and their future,” Club President Stewart McKenzie said. “As Optimists, it is our goal to encourage them and do what we can to bring out the best in each of them. This gives them a wonderful opportunity to tap into their creativity and pursue possible scholarships at the same time.”

The Optimist Club will provide judges for both contests to determine the top winners. Top 3 Winners will receive a local club award, read essays & speeches at a future club meeting.

ESSAY CONTEST:

The phrase for the 2017-2018 school year is:  “Can Society Function Without Respect?”

Contest is for Youth under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017.

Club deadline for entry is February 13th, 2018.

  The top essay will be sent to the district level where college scholarships are available for top winners.

For an Essay application with contest rules, please click here.

Students wishing to participate in the essay contest can find out more about the contest by contacting:

Lois Bogusch (lbogusch@icloud.com)   (817) 451-2353

 

ORATORICAL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST:

The topic for the 2017-2018 school year is:  "Where are my Roots of Optimism"

Contest is for Youth under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017.

Date of contest:  February 10, 2018 – 10:00am – Noon
(sign-in time 9:30am at Eastern Hills High School (Library)
5701 Shelton Street, Fort Worth, TX.

 

The deadline to enter is February 4, 2018

The top 2 speeches will be participate at the regional level in April.  If winning – they will advance to the District level in May where college scholarships are available for top winners.   The top District winner will move to the International level where an individual will have the potential to win $22,500 in college scholarships.

 

For an Oratorical application with contest rules, click here.

Students wishing to participate in the essay contest can find out more about the contest by contacting:

Patsy Garner (patsy.garner@gmail.com)   817-999-3241

Lifeguard Certification Courses

Want to have a splash at the pool this summer while earning some extra money and gaining valuable work experience?

Individuals interested in becoming a lifeguard at one of the City of Fort Worth’s aquatic facilities are asked to undergo tryouts beginning in early February, before completing the American Red Cross lifeguard certification course. Class participants must be 15 or older to take the class, and must be 16 or older to work for the City of Fort Worth.

Participants must pass a swimming pre-test to qualify for the class.
This pre-test will consist of:

  •     A 300 meter swim (front crawl or breast stroke)
  •     Treading water for two minutes, without using hands
  •     A timed brick retrieval from a depth of 10 feet

 

All classes and tryouts will be held at the Texas Wesleyan University indoor pool, located in the Sid Richardson Building at 1101 Collard St., on the following dates:

Tryouts

     7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19

    7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27

    5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

    5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24

    5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 10

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 14

 

Classes

Once an individual passes the tryout, they will be expected to attend six days’ worth of certification classes, which will be held on weekends from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 2-10 p.m. on Sunday, through the following dates:

    Class 1: Feb. 2-11

    Class 2: Feb. 16-25

    Class 3: March 2-11

    Class 4: April 6-15

    Class 5: April 20-29

 

For more information, contact the City of Fort Worth Aquatics division at 817-392-7691.

Upcoming CITIZEN ON PATROL Training

Here is an opportunity for you to serve your community and help reduce crime. Every neighborhood needs MORE Citizens on Patrol in the neighborhoods. Classes are taught by the Fort Worth Police Department.

 

February 10

9am to 1pm

505 W. Felix

 

March 15

6pm to 10pm

4651 N. Main

 

  • Any resident of Fort Worth (18 or older) who passes a background check is eligible to apply.
  • All applications are to be turned in one week before the training.
  •  

Contact Freddie Holcomb at 817.451.2366 or Freddie.Holcomb@FortWorthTexas.gov to apply or to receive more information.

News and Information You Need to Know about the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo -

Get ready for Buck, Sweat and Steers!

 

SENIOR DAYS SPECIALS AT THE STOCK SHOW!!!

Fridays are 50% off for Seniors at the Legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo! Grounds admission is just $5 for anyone 65 and older.

 

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
 Will Rogers Memorial Center

Friday, January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 2018
Senior Days

 

Friday, January 19 

Watch the Stock Show's most popular equestrian event, Mustang Magic -

Trainers Challenge in the Coliseum at 9 a.m. or enjoy the Miniature Horse Classes in the Justin Arena beginning at 8 a.m. Catch Mustang Magic again at 6 p.m. in the Justin Arena.

 

Friday, January 26

Enjoy the Paint Horse Performance Show in the Justin Arena starting at 9 a.m. and at noon head over to the Poultry Building to see the Rabbit Show. Complete your Stock Show experience with the World's Original Indoor Rodeo at 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 817-877-2470 or go to www.fwssr.com.

 

Friday, February 2

Start your day watching the Junior Steer Show in the Watt Arena at 8 a.m., or Quarter Horses Performance Classes that begin at 8 a.m. in the John Justin arena. The legendary rodeo action will continues at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the World's Original Indoor Rodeo in the Coliseum.

 

Stock Show Ambassadors will answer your questions, just look for the purple blazer. You can find them in the main concourse of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Halls building and the Richardson-Bass Building.

Elite rodeo action, top livestock and equestrian competition, and outstanding entertainment during 23 fun-filled days, January 12 through February 3, is what makes the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo the place to be. Get your tickets today and enjoy a lively western heritage experience. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.fwssr.com. Ordering tickets is also made easy by calling (817) 877-2420.  Get ready for Buck, Sweat & Steers - get out to the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

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Classes sponsored by the City of Fort Worth

Jan. 20, 2018

8:30 a.m.

Business Planning with Stratpad Tools

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway

 

Need to create an effective business plan? This is the workshop for you. If you’re considering starting a business or need to refresh your business plan, this is a workshop for you.

 

Jan. 22, 2018

6 p.m.

Is Owning a Business a Good Fit For You?

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Idea Works, 600 E. Rosedale St.

 

After this workshop, participants will be able to distinguish the myths and realities of small business ownership, start a self-assessment to determine their readiness to become business owners, and set a plan of action gathering feedback from family, friends and potential customers.

 

Jan. 24, 2018

9 a.m.

1 Million Cups - Fort Worth

Ensemble Coworking, 1617 Park Place Ave. Suite 110, Fort Worth, Tx 76110

 

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups - a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities.

 

9 a.m.

Small Business Expo 2018

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Hall A, 650 S Griffin St., Dallas, Texas 75202

 

Free one-day event for small businesses to network, build new business relationships, attend cutting-edge and business-building workshops/seminars, exchange ideas, shop for new vendors and learn from leading industry experts.

 

11:30 a.m.

Recruiting and Hiring Great People

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway

 

One of the greatest challenges for a small business is hiring the right people. After all, a business is only as good as the people who keep it going. There are steps you can take to recruit and hire great employees. In this workshop you will learn: tips for becoming an employer of choice for employees; how to develop an effective selection process, where to find qualified applicants; and hiring mistakes to avoid.

 

Jan. 27, 2018

9 a.m.

Email Marketing: The Power of the In-Box

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway

 

What is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox? And when they see you there, what do they do? This powerful seminar takes you step-by -step through the keys to effective email marketing.

 

Jan. 31, 2018

9 a.m.

1 Million Cups - Fort Worth

Ensemble Coworking, 1617 Park Place Ave. Suite 110, Fort Worth, Tx 76110

 

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups - a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities.

You're invited to Open House

at St. Rita Catholic School on Monday, January 29, 5:30-7pm. St. Rita provides academic excellence in a nurturing environment from Pre-K3 through 8th grade. Come take a tour, meet our dedicated teachers, and see if St. Rita may be right for your family.

For more information, contact Admissions at mcannon@saintritaschool.net or 817-451-9383.

CAMP GLADIATOR

Outdoor Exercise and Workout Sessions

Eastside Trainers:  Beverly Sims & Charla Kelsey

 

Nolan Catholic
High School
4501 Bridge St.,
Fort Worth, 76104

T, Th 5:30am

Beverly Sims

Lowery Rd. Elementary
7600 Lowrey Rd.
Fort Worth, Tx 76120

T, TH. 5:00 pm
& 6:15 pm
Charla Kelsey

Bethel Temple
6801 Meadowbrook Dr.,
Fort Worth, Tx 76112

M, W, F.  5:30 am
Beverly Sims

Meadowbrook Middle School
has moved to
Oakland Lake Park

 1645 Lake Shore Dr.,
Fort Worth, Texas 76103

M, W at 5:30pm Beverly Sims

 

 

 

CampGladiator.com/BOLD

BEVERLY SIMS
Primary Trainer - Fort Worth

P: 817-980-0576
E: beverlysims@campgladiator.com

CHARLA KELSEY
Partner Trainer - Fort Worth

charlapetter@campgladiator.com
cell 817-307-0258

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