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We are MORE than just our youth sports programs

Our LOCAL Club is Proud to be associated with

Youth Sports

Baseball --Cheerleading-- Football-- Soccer--Softball

Miracle Movers --Tri-Star Sports Skills

Academic Leadership

Distinguished Young Woman

Jr. Optimist Club (middle school)

Octagon Club (high school)

Oratorical & Essay contests

Senior College Scholarships

Community Service & Engagement

FireFighter Appreciation

Christmas Assistance Program

Partners in Education

Respect for Law

Youth Appreciation

Quaker Day Parade Entry


NEW for 2021---We are looking for Individual and Corporate Sponsorships 

for our Youth Works & Community Support Programs


We are reaching out to members and “friends of the Optimist” to raise sponsorships for our youth works programs and community support programs.  If you would like to sponsor a community level program, your individual name or corporate name would be linked to that event for one calendar year. 

 Your sponsorship would be mentioned in the newsletter, at the event and in all notifications of that said event.

Need more information, contact Bill Verhonic, Kevin Kessinger, Dawn Wickham or any board member 


Respect for Law one sponsorship @ $200

Fireman/EMT/1st Responders Appreciation one sponsorship @ $200

Quaker Day Parade Entry one sponsorship @ $200

Octagon Club (high school) one sponsorship @ $200

Jr. Optimist Club (middle school) one sponsorship @ $200

Essay Contest one sponsorship @ $200

Oratorical Contest one sponsorship @ $200

Tri-Star Sports one sponsorship @ $200

Partners in Education one sponsorship @ $500

Youth Appreciation Dinner one sponsorship @ $500

Christmas Assistance Program one sponsorship @ $500

Distinguished Young Woman two sponsorships @ $1,000/ea

High School Scholarships three sponsorships @ $1,000/ea

Congratulations and Welcome to our new Board of Directors

Club President—Bill Verhonik 

Past President—Andy Tice 

Vice President—Amy Pridemore 

Treasurer—Kevin Kessinger 

Secretary—Dawn Wickham 

2nd Yr. Directors—Doug Fish, Bob Thompson, Rusty Diemer

1st Yr. Directors—David Osborne, Dominic Vernengo, Amanda Riley

President’s message

Happy Fall to everyone and thank you for being a member of the Plainfield Optimist Club for another wonderful year.     I am honored to be returning for another term as your Club President for 2020-2021.    

Below are my goals for this year and also some needs that I see what the Club needs moving forward. 

1.  Maintain our programs and ensure that all the programs have directors for the upcoming year and the programs serve and recognize those that serve our youth.  

2.  Increase club members participation.  We can accomplish this by inviting members to participate.  This can be done by getting the information to our members and simply asking.  

3.  Look for new programs that serve the youth of Plainfield or those who also serve our youth.  I will keep an open mind to any potential new programs our how to improve our current programs  

4.  Maintain our financial stability.   Develop the sponsorship program.   Look at ways to increase the revenue for fundraising (concessions).  Looking for someone to work with our programs on sponsorship and overall Club sponsorship options.   

If you have any ideas that you want to share with me or the entire board please send them my way.  


Optimistically Yours, 

Bill Verhonik

Club President 2020-2021

Contact Information

Plainfield Optimist Club

P.O. Box 664, Plainfield IN  46168