We're 'friends of youth'!
We're here for youth! Our club is proud to support the students at Bosanquet Central School with financial assistance for two very important and exciting opportunities. The Grade Eight class will be camping at Muskoka Woods for their graduation trip. The Grade 2/3 class completed a project where they created their own donuts! They wrote about them, advertised them and then created them using paper mache. Their creativity needed to be showcased further, so they are now on display at the library in Thedford - be sure to check them out. They have also been invited to visit Global Donuts in Sarnia to show off their donut designs! To help with this trip our club is covering the cost of the bus. Optimists are happy and proud to help these students out with their great endeavours - have fun kids!
New Optimist club in Thedford!
The Thedford, Ontario Optimist Club organized Monday night with 34 members. They are being sponsored by the Alvinston and District Optimist Club and the Ausable-Port Franks Optimist Club. Congratulations to the sponsor Clubs, Southwest Ontario District Governor John Ruth and the District team for bringing this new Club into the Optimist family.
Congratulations to the newly formed Thedford Optimists! We are thrilled to be a co-sponsor of this new club and can't wait to see all of the great things these Optimists will do. Welcome to the family!
Legacy Hockey Tournament
On Saturday we had a presence at the Legacy Hockey Tournament in Thedford providing face painting and 'fun sized' big games, along with yummy popcorn! There were lots of happy faces! Thanks to all who supported us by purchasing 5050 tickets - we appreciate the support and look forward to seeing who is going to win our third early bird prize package! www.OurOptimist5050.ca
Induction of new members
We were honoured to bear witness to the induction of two new members at this month's general meeting. Welcome Monica Kleiber and Paul Cambridge!
If you're interested in becoming a member too use our contact form to connect or talk to any Optimist member. You can be a part of something really great and your membership will be welcomed and celebrated!
January 8 2023 Breakfast Meeting
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.
Paint Night with Dawn Greco
Wreath Making with Teresa
Bringing out the best in youth, in our communities and in ourselves.