March 2020 Newsletter
Thank you to Linda Attard who, as always, has prepared a newsletter to keep us informed. Please take the time to read it. . .
Second Quarter Conference
Second Quarter Conference and Training – February 21st and 22nd, 2020 – Sarnia/Point Edward
Great success and recognition for our "distinguished" club and our own Past President Walt Michielsens - distinguished lieutenant governor Southwestern Ontario.
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February Meat Draw
Meat draws take place at Grogs Restaurant – 3rd Saturday of the month from Sept – May
Grogs Restaurant from 2 pm to 4pm
A strip of tickets for 24 draws is $10.00. Prizes include meat, eggs, lottery tickets and various gift prizes. We also hold a 50/50 draw at a cost of 3 tickets for $5.00. Come out and support the club or send your money and someone will be nice enough to watch your tickets and give you a shout if you are a winner.
It's fun! This month's winner of a lotto ticket donated it back to the club - thanks!
We're in the news!
With so much going on we often take things for granted - like our Arts & Stuff program which runs every Wednesday evening at the community centre. It's only right to acknowledge its success and the special Optimist who keeps it going. Thank you so much Sonja Collinet for keeping Arts & Stuff alive and well, providing such an important artistic outlet for our community! You can see pictures of all the fun by visiting this page. It's also wonderful to have acknowledgement from the local media in an article from the February 13, 2020 issue of the Lambton Middlesex Standard:
Family Fun on Family Day!
It's coming. . .
Our Free to Create Youth Art Exhibition and Sale is coming up - a chance for kids age 5 to 18 to express their creativity, be part of a great show, win cash awards and even sell their work. We're part of the Arts, Eats and Beats Tour again - such a great opportunity! Don't miss out!
For all you need to know about registration, rules and more please visit https://freetocreateyouth.weebly.com/
Although it seems weird to be posting this as I'm 'blowing my own horn' it sure was a great honour to be recognized for my efforts on the club's sites and social media at the February general meeting! It is my privilege to serve this club thank you!
General Meeting February
The dinner social was a great time of fellowship! We all enjoyed the excellent meal prepared and served by President Karen Puzara and a team of wonderful volunteers.
We were happy to hear an informative presentation from Brittnee, a representative of The Sunshine Foundation. President Karen Puzara presented a cheque on behalf of our club and several members bought stuffed Sunshine Bears to support the effort. The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is a charity that changes the lives of kids living with severe physical disabilities, and their families, through their dream programs. Unlike other similar organizations, a Sunshine dream experience is not a child's last wish but an opportunity that leads to a brighter, more hopeful future. To learn more about this very worthwhile organization please be sure to visit their website by clicking on their logo below.
Bringing out the best in youth, in our communities and in ourselves.