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!
Congratulations to all of our winners and thanks again to all of our supporters! We'd like to send out special kudos to the very generous sponsors of our early bird prize packages. Oakwood Resort Port Franks Charters The Pedlar Team - Re/max Bluewater Realty Grand Bend Great Lakes Helicopter
Great weather for our family friendly Cornfest to round out the summer here in the Port! We had about 200 people come out to enjoy this free family fun event- thanks to our volunteers, committee chairs Derek and Garrett, and to Kymm of Khaos Artisan Kitchen for donating her delicious cookies. Click on the image to see the fun:
What a great experience for kids attending our summer art camps! Click on the image below to see some of the fun:
With 44 kids participating, our fishing derby was an unqualified success! Click on the image below to see the fun:
Our Canada Day Family Picnic was a super fun and exciting event! Click on the image below to see more:
Another thing off of our Optimists' to do list. We've completed work on the playground tarmac games project. Special Thanks to Dawn, Karen, Frank, Lorie, Ed and Tony. Please come check it out!
Bringing out the best in youth, in our communities and in ourselves.