Committee Very Effective But Still Lots to Work Toward
I am very excited to report that we are continuing to add
members and we currently sit at -33. Along with Governor Gord we have
set a goal to be positive by the end of the year. If every club brought
in just one member we could blow that goal out of the water!! Some of
our clubs are just outstanding in their recruiting efforts:
Wow, that is incredible. I know most of the club in Zone 3
have been running NOW programs. In fact Burlington had a NOW
Event at the beginning of April with 8 guests and they have inducted 7, what
a great success. NOW programs work, but as a little extra incentive any
club who runs a NOW program between April 1st and September 30th
and recruits 5 new members will receive a banner patch and regional
pin. After your event fill out the attached form and send it back to
Denise. Reports are due by October 10th.
If you would like help, advice or some extra Optimist support at
a NOW program contact any member of the Growth committee and we will gladly
help in any way that we can. You can reach us either by email or phone:
Denise – email@example.com or (905) 332-7798
Don – firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 659-3403
Anne – email@example.com or (613) 347-7749.
Yours in Optimism, Denise, Don and Anne, CENON Growth Committee
District Convention, St Catharines, Aug 16-18, 2013
Registration is now open for the 29th District Convention to be
held at Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario
Street, St. Catharines.
Registration Form (printable) Conference
registration and hotel information
Silent Auction (printable) donation
8:00 Opening Ceremonies
fun starts with the Old Timer’s/Family
Morning Trainings for all
Morning Guided walking tour of Niagara on the
Lake (approximately 1.5 hr.) and a trip to a winery after lunch on their own
in Niagara on The Lake. Cost $25.00 as we have to cover the transportation.
Need minimum of 20 people signed up.
for incoming Lt. Gov., Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers by Ted
Simmons, Governor Elect for 2013-14.
Evening Wonderful Hollywood evening with
Hollywood stars as we encourage you to come in costume. Prizes will be
awarded. Let’s have a great night for Governor Gord and First Lady Barb.
Auction will take place during the evening and a wonderful dance to a
Morning General meeting and Memorial service
for all club executives and members at 10 a.m
12 noon A safe trip home
Bragger’s Hall for clubs to bring their displays to set up (approximately
3x3 feet) of table space.
Youth Program We
have a fun filled weekend planned for them from Friday evening throughout
Saturday and Sunday until noon. No charge for program. Highlights will be a
shopping trip, swimming, bowling and a trip to the Welland Ship Canal Museum
at Lock 3. We would like to know numbers early as we have to book transport
Service Project will be new or gently used sheets, pillowcases,
other bedding for queen, double beds. Sleeping bags are welcome too for
Early Bird Draw cut off of July 16th for the prize.
Make sure you have your registration in early.. See you in Niagara at
Hollywood. Fun, Fun, Fun.
Newsletter for April 2013 – check it out!
a copy of your Spring 2013 bulletin here.
District Essay Winner Announced
The topic of “How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value?” was well
presented by the following students. First Place winner was Helen Dong
sponsored by the Optimist Club of Barrie. Second place winner was Miranda Hersco sponsored
by the Optimist Club of Douro & District. Third place winner was Joseph Burdi sponsored by the Optimist
Club of Etobicoke. Congratulations to all the contestants from the District
contest. Essay Chairperson and Past Governor Terry Twocock.
Etobicoke Optimist Assist Robotic Club
Runnymede Collegiate students from Team
1310 Runnymede Robotics part of First Robotics (For Inspiration and
Recognition of Science and Technology) gratefully receive a donation of
$5,000.00 from the Optimist Club of Etobicoke.
Through Program Explained for Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation
The CCOF website (http://fondationoptimistedesenfantscanadiens.org
) has been updated and has a section on the "flow through program"
that many were asking for information about, at the Second Quarter Conference
in Barrie. Guidelines and application forms are available for
downloading as well.
Tom & Carilyn McNaught,
CENON District Foundation Reps., 2012-13
Honours our Hollywood North Stars for Membership
Governor Jim Lynge,
Governor Anne Donkers,
Governor George Clarke,
Intl V-P Alex Ansell
received recognition for adding one or more new members to their club in the
first quarter of 2012-2013 Optimist year.
honour their participation, they received a star on the Hollywood North Wall
of Fame and a Tim Hortons gift card.
District Newsletter for
January 2013 – check it out!
Print a copy of your Winter 2013 bulletin here.
Childhood Cancer Campaign Makes a Difference, You Can Too
“This family’s struggles are in most ways the same as every other
family that finds out that a loved one has cancer.” Read more .
Achievement and Awards Chart for 2012-2013 now available
The awards chart is now
available on the Administration page of the website or you may click here to send in your points
accumulated via participation and delivery of program in your communities.
Contact Laura-Lee if you have any questions.
Rumble, Tony Edge push CHEO donation to $7,000
Neither one had shaven their
beards since anyone could remember. In good spirit, at the August District
Conference in Ottawa, both when under the razor, ultimately raising
contributions of $7,000 donated recently to CHEO at a presentation
represented by Mac Rumble, Past Governor Anne Donkers and Childhood Cancer
Campaign chair “Too Tall” Ted Simmons.
Donations and pledges collected at the Conference were matched by the
Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation matching grants program administered
by Optimist International.
Bulletin for October 2012
copy of your quarterly bulletin
“TEAM HOLLYWOOD" and the M&M Year
October 1st, 2012 - It
is hard to believe that this day is the start of a new year for us. After all it is only one day on the
calendar, the goals, challenges and opportunities remain the same. Our Executive and Board of Directors for
this year is a blend of experienced, and new to the position individuals
which should give us the best of worlds, experience, and fresh ideas. “TEAM HOLLWOOD” is made up of almost fifteen
hundred members within our Central Ontario District. You are correct each and every one of you
is a member on this team, making a difference in the lives of the youth in
our communities we serve. We are the
team that will make a difference and drive our organization forward.
As I sit here composing this message to you, I am reflecting on
how quickly the time has flown by since I first agreed to put my name forward
for Governor for this great organization which I love so dearly. The month of September for Barbara and I
was filled with the joy of training, club visitations, installations of new
executives, and club anniversaries.
Each of these visits filled us with the warmth of fellowship, and a
deep sense of pride for the great accomplishments made in your
communities. I would not be truthful
if I told you this was an easy task, but the inspiration we received from
each and every one we met drove us on to the next visit, and hopefully many,
many more! I have made it one of my
personal goals for this year to visit as many clubs as is humanly
possible. If you wish us to visit your
club, zone meeting or special event, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy
Barbara at email@example.com . Barbara as committed to keeping me on the
straight and narrow with an electronic calendar that is hooked to my hip.
This year will be marked as the M&M year. Yes those great little candies that most
children love and want more & more of.
For us as Optimists it will be our symbol for more & more members,
serving more & more youth, having more & more fun!
I would be remiss if I didn’t pay tribute to our Immediate Past
Governor Anne Donkers for the excellent work her and her team committed to
and carried out in the past year, and her commitment to the team this
year. Anne you have left me very large
shoes to fill.
Our year will be filled with opportunities and challenges, let’s
seize the opportunities and hold strong to our creed, and our purpose of
serving the youth as we face our challenges.
Together we will make a difference!
Thank you in advance to each and every one of you.
Yours in Optimism,
your Governor for 2012 2013 for Central Ontario District of Optimist
Optimist Insurance Now Under Canadian Administration
we now have insurance coverage customized to the needs of the Canadian Clubs.
We have concluded a final agreement to provide Club Liability Coverage in Canada
with Univesta as of May 1st, 2012. This is a Canadian program specifically
for non-profit organizations.
Canada, Clubs have additional coverage of Abuse & Molestation, and
Directors and Officers liability "INCLUDED" in the general policy
The Summary of insurance is effective May 1st. If you need a Certificate of Insurance, click here to download the form to fill and to send to Univesta at the
address indicated at the bottom of the form.
2013 District Meeting & Workshop Dates
Mark your calendars:
Quarterly District Meeting
& Training & Oratorical Finals, May 3-4, 2013, The Travel Lodge, 11 Bay
Ridge Rd, Belleville. 1-800-578-7878
Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 4-7, 2013
District Convention and Board
16-18, 2013, Holiday Inn Suites, 327 Ontario St, St Catharines 1-905-688-2324
3rd Quarter Board Meeting, Training Workshops and District
May 3rd and 4th
The Travel Lodge ( formerly Embassy
11 Bay Ridge Road, Belleville, ON K8P
Rates: $109.00, Rates valid for bookings up to April 3rd ,
29th Annual Convention, Training Workshops and Governor’s Gala
August 16th to 18th
Holiday Inn Suites and Parkway
327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, ON
Two nights or more: single and double occupancy $119.00, triple $129.00, quad
$139.00 Rates valid for bookings up to
July 16th, 2013
Rates: One night Only: single and double occupancy $139.00, triple $149.00,
quad $159.00 Rates
valid for bookings up to July 16th, 2013
All room rates are per night plus