Editor, Times-Union:

The Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club is a totally youth-oriented service club which has served Kosciusko County for almost 62 years. Our motto is "Friend of Youth" and our mission is "By providing hope and positive vision through the members of this club, this club will bring out the best in kids."

Our club raises money through fundraisers, then funds grants and youth-oriented activities throughout the county, including Boomerang Backpack, Baker Youth Club, Joe's Kids, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Tri-Star Basketball, to name only a few.

The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing mandates will be a challenge to our fundraising activities. However, we are Optimists! We will to continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of our local leaders and public health officials as we consider the need to schedule these events. We remain committed to helping the youth of the community. We thank our many donors who share this commitment.

If you would like to contribute to our organization, please send your donations to P.O. Box 344, Warsaw, IN 46581. Please check the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club Facebook page for Optimistic messages. As a club, we pledge our energy and drive, and above all our unfailing optimism, to continue to bring out the best in kids in Kosciusko County!

Dr. Pam Galloway

President

Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club