Optimist volunteers devote their time to support the Youth of their communities. The OPTIMIST CLUB OF KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO provides services to over 5,100 children. The OPTIMIST CLUB OF KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO determines its own projects and priorities based on input from its members and its available budget.
Youth Appreciation - Oratorical Contests - Spelling Bee - Jr. Golf - YMCA day camp - Week end camps - Outdoor Education Programs - Essay Contests - Childhood Cancer - Community Service Assistance - Hoby - Hugh O'Brian Leadership - Kids Help Phone - Monica Place - K-W Collegiate & Vocational School - child Witness Center - Waterloo Board of Education - Day camps - Weekend Camps - Just Say “No” to drugs - Respect for Law - Minor League Soccer -
Bike Safety - T-Ball - Anti-Bullying -
Boy Scouts/Girl Guides camps
National Service Dogs of Cambridge, ON
Water Wellington Science & Engineering Fair
Nutrition for Learning
Dcamps (Canadian Diabetes Camps for kids)
Victims of Violence
(Canadian Center for Missing Children)
YWCA / YMCA plus many others
Involvement with the Youth of the community; Making the community a better place in which to live; Meeting and interacting with other civic-minded persons; Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle; Improving your leadership skills; Developing social contacts with others in the community; Special access and use of the club facilities.
The club holds one dinner meeting a month at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Camp Heidelberg. The Board of Directors meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. The other Tuesdays are devoted to work parties in maintaining Camp Heidelberg, as required. Special events and programs to which friends are invited may be scheduled at dinner meetings "from time to time".
Fees Current membership dues are determined by the Board.
Management of club affairs rests with a Board of Directors consisting of the President, the immediate Past President, two Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, a secretary and eight (8) other Board members. All programs and club activities are supervised by a committee.
All requests should have:
• a contact name • address if possible
• a phone number • an email address would be nice
ALL requests must be submitted in writing and mailed to: K-W Optimist Club P.O. Box 42052 - 550 King Street North Waterloo, ON N2L 6K5
Please DO NOT call and leave information on our messaging service. The information is not forwarded to the committee.
The K-W Optimist DOES accept donations.
We are a Federally registered charity.
We do supply a taxable receipt.
Anyone wishing to donate to our club with a cash or in-kind donation please contact us by mail, phone or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much
President – Rob Parent
Past President – Rick La Rush
1st VP - Oz Gunal
2nd V-P – TBA
Treasurer – Joe MacEachen
Secretary – Ian Fraser
One-year Directors – Bruce Curry, Jim Musselman, Brad Straus, Frank Watty
Two - year Directors – Rick La Rush, John Moyer, George Harper, Vacant chair
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Dinner - 2nd Tues of the month 7PM Social hour 6 PM
Board Meetings - 4th Tues of the month 7 PM
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