Did you know that we are part of the current NUMBER ONE region in Optimist International? Our own Tracy Huxley is the #1 VP!
Our hall is not yet open and we are unable to do our usual Halloween event - but don't worry we've come up with a fun and safe alternative!
On October 31st we will be doing a mini parade complete with spooky music, costumes and candy treats - prepackaged and safe - in the communities of Thedford, Walden subdivision, and Port Franks. More details to follow!
If you would like to donate any candy that you would normally have given out, or would like to help out with the parade, candy distribution, or making up the treat bags ahead of time, please use the contact form in the menu above. We would be happy to hear from you!
Our AGM will be held over Zoom on Tuesday October 20th. Current members should watch their email for the link to join. If you require assistance to get set up, please use the contact form in the menu above. If you are not a current member but are interested in attending as a guest, please feel free to contact us as well!
All aboard! The Optimist New Year begins on October 1st. This past year has been exceptional in so many ways, and Optimists have risen to the challenges it has presented. We move forward into this New Year bringing lessons we've learned in overcoming these challenges. Happy New Year Optimists!
Our BBQ fundraiser was a safe and successful event! Thanks to Carol at Juicy Fruit Farm Market in Ravenswood for hosting.
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Unfortunately, at this time we are still not allowed access to the community centre, so our September meeting will not be held. In addition, we have had to postpone our Free to Create event until next spring and our Poinsettia Tour/tearoom has been cancelled for this year.
We will be holding our first fundraiser next weekend. Juicy Fruit Market in Ravenswood (hwy 21 and Ipperwash Road) is allowing us to have a BBQ/ Corn stand next Sunday, Sept 13th from 11-3. Please contact Karen Puzara if you would like to help.: firstname.lastname@example.org 519-243-3612
Due to the Grand Bend Arts, Eats & Beats Tour being postponed, we have decided to move our Free to Create Youth event to May 1st and 2nd of 2021 to coincide with the Tour. Keep on creating and we'll see you in the spring!
Community Gardens....The Optimist Club of Ausable Port Franks has garden plots at the Community Garden. Fresh produce will be placed into a “Bounty Basket” outside the garden fencing. This will be for anyone who can use it - our gift to our Community. Please feel free to take produce from the basket only. We are hoping to have this set up by the weekend. These gardens are near the playground at the Community Centre.
Unfortunately we had to cancel our Annual Canada Day Family Picnic. However, we still wanted to spread a little Canadian Spirit and Optimism. We were happy to hand out about 60 kits to some happy kids!
Bringing out the best in youth, in our communities and in ourselves.