At our November general meeting, we had a lot to celebrate! We welcomed new members and paid tribute to our 'Perfect Pandemic President' Karen Puzara who gave us a retrospective on all of the great club initiatives over the past couple of years - despite the challenges presented by Covid. President-Elect of Optimist International - our own Tracy Huxley - was in attendance to express her admiration for how our club adapted and moved forward with innovative ways to remain relevant in our community and fulfill our mandate all while continuing to grow. Our newly instated club president Tony Puzara was happy to outline all of the great plans our club has for this new Optimist year.
The return of our Tea Room at the Poinsettia Tour Vendor and Craft Sale was a welcomed event! Click on the image below to see more:
Our candidates meeting in preparation for the municipal election was extremely well attended and competently moderated by Garrett Pedlar. Click on the image below for more:
After leading with vision and a lot of hard work, Karen Puzara hands over the gavel to her husband Tony Puzara! Taking over the office of President just before the pandemic hit, Karen didn’t have the opportunity to chair in person meetings so it’s nice she had the fun of using the gavel at our meeting and election this evening. She seemed to really enjoy it! Thank you Karen for your leadership and dedication. We are so happy that you will still be on the board as Past President. To see all of the changes brought about as we enter this new Optimist year (the Optimist year begins in October) please click on the image below.
Congratulations to our member Janice Cuckovic who is pictured here receiving the Municipality of Lambton Shores 2022 Civic Award. She was nominated for her work by the Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group directors. She handles a lot of the same responsibilities - website, social media, graphics, posters, committee work, event volunteer, etc. - with our club too! Well done Janice!
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