Thanks to our members who came out to help direct traffic at the Ipperwash Bikefest event on Sept. 13th! Not only did they help with this new event's successful debut, a generous donation was made to our club in return. More funds to help with our projects and initiatives!
Congratulations to our members Derek Scott, recipient of the Civic Award, and Red George, recipient of the Good Neighbour Award at this year's Volunteer Appreciation dinner for the Municipality of Lambton Shores. They are pictured here receiving their awards from Mayor Bill Weber. Optimists have such a positive impact on our community!
Always a good time of fellowship and optimism!
We're getting ready to start up our regular season again, after a very fun and successful summer of great events! Please read the newsletter for this month:
Walter Michielsens and Jay Eddie worked with Lambton Shores Nature Trails to install custom benches at the trailhead garden by the Optimist Community Centre in Port Franks. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
What a great time of fellowship and optimism at this August's conference in Sarnia! Click on the image of President Walt Michielsens and President Elect Fran Bell below to see more:
Year after year, our Arts and Nature Camp is filled to capacity with kids having fun, creating and interacting with nature. Huge thanks to director Sonja Collinet and her band of merry volunteers and special guests! Click on the image below to see more:
We've got our annual Grand Bend motorplex event coming up on August 3rd, 2019.
This event is great in contributing to the efforts of keeping our optimist membership costs down.
What will be required from those volunteering? Simply stand at the entrance of grand stands making sure everybody who is going past you has the correct ticket. Other than that you can enjoy the races and have front row seats!
Please email Garrett Pedlar directly at email@example.com
Some of us also know some people that would like to have a free day at the races and willing to volunteer for few hours to do that. Pass those names and numbers along to Garrett if you can think of any that have helped in the past or would like to help moving forward.
We had several Optimists taking part in a community action day to fight this invasive plant which is threatening our provincially and nationally significant wetland on L Lake in Port Franks. It was such a hot day, but much was accomplished! You can help in the efforts by following this link: Fighting Phragmites in Lambton Shores
Our club held Royal Fest at the Thedford Country Manor on June 15 where we decorated the Manor and had games, prizes and refreshments for everyone. It was a great opportunity for us to liven up their day in a Royal way! Click on the image to see more.