We were able to hold our first in person breakfast meeting after a hiatus of five years! New members were inducted and a great social time was enjoyed by all in attendance. Would you like to support us but can't join as a member at this time? Perhaps you've been at one of our many events and appreciated what we do for the youth in our community? Our online 5050 draw is live and buying tickets is a much appreciated way to show support - plus you could win great early bird prizes generously provided by local businesses! Additionally, 40% of the proceeds will be donated by our club to Lambton Shores Nature Trails Click on this link to buy now: www.OurOptimist5050.ca GreenBucks Dollar Discount Store Westland Greenhouses Grog's Pub and Grill The Lake Hound
Past President Karen Puzara was so happy to receive this grant from the Sunset Community Foundation for the Ausable Port Franks Optimist Club (Fire, Water and Ice Safety Program). Thank you to the Sunset Community Foundation and congratulations to the other 24 community organizations! It takes a village.
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:
Bringing out the best in youth, in our communities and in ourselves.