I don't know how the Easter Bunny does it!
The Ausable Port Franks Optimists dropped off over 260 chocolate and non chocolate Easter bags to Bosanquet Central Public School, Contact House and over 20 kids in Port Franks who are either preschool or home schooled.
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE. ENJOY THE SUNSHINE!!
And you can CLICK HERE for a happy memory of our last pre-COVID Easter Egg Hunt - let's all stay safe, get vaccinated, and be able to do it again next year.
We've just unearthed these photos from 1986 which show our soapbox derby and construction of the community centre! Do you recognize anyone?
If you have not participated in a zoom meeting before and would like assistance, please reach out to any of your club board members or put in a request through the contact form in the menu at the top of the page. Be sure to email Karen Puzara and she will send you the invitation link.
As a special feature Tracey Huxley will be hosting a BINGO event for us. Join in on the fun!
Grog's OPTIMIST SPECIAL
(March 2nd only)
small 3 item pizza
slice of pie OR carrot cake
If you are looking for something different check out their regular menu or their deals on their Crowd Meal Deals @ Grogs.ca. Please let them know you are an Optimist when ordering. Thanks to Veronica for putting this together for us!
We are happy to see kids taking advantage of our 'snowman kits' which can be found hanging on the fence at the community centre in Port Franks!
Does music make you happy? Do you tap your toes at the table and sing your heart out in the shower? Then we want you to join us on March 20, 2021, for the first-ever Music Makes People Happy OptiForum. The forum will be unlike all others, featuring musical performances, speakers, projects, and happy thoughts. We will also see the winners of the Optimist Musical Competition: Music Makes People Happy.
We need your help, please! Please download and share the following flyer with the youth in your community and encourage them to enter the Music Makes People Happy competition. Their entry goes straight to Optimist International via YouTube with the hashtag #OptimistMusicalHappiness2021. Youth 11 to 18 (under 19 as of October 1, 2020) are eligible for cash scholarship prizes.
PLEASE NOTE: THE GRAND BEND ARTS EATS & BEATS TOUR RESCHEDULED FOR MAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER. IN ORDER TO STILL BE A PART OF THIS GREAT EVENT, WE HAVE RESCHEDULED OUR FREE TO CREATE YOUTH ART EXHIBITION AND SALE TO SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2021. Visit https://freetocreateyouth.weebly.com/ for details.
Our club is highlighted in this newsletter and you can read about the many other great things going on in clubs across SWONT.
I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine today. International Optimist Day is traditionally a day where we wear our Optimist apparel in our community, celebrating with pride how we bring out the best. Unfortunately, covid restrictions and really cold weather prevent me from strolling in my blue Optimist attire, but I will be wearing it today and thinking of you all.
Be healthy and safe, share your smile and your optimism!
Bringing out the best in youth, in our communities and in ourselves.