Central Ontario District #47
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Prince George Drive Etobicoke, ON
administrative division of Optimist International within geographical boundaries established by Optimist International.
Lighting the Way in Burlington – Aug 14-15-16, 2015 - 31st Annual District Convention
Agenda (draft) (check back for some fine tuning)
Policy & Strategy Change Proposal (proposed by Past Governors Committee)
Dignitaries from Hamilton, Burlington, JOOI Governor Brett and Governor Sandra will welcome you to Burlington 2015!
Breakfast at the Lighthouse and Spindrift Cove (Old Timers Breakfast)
ALL Optimists Welcome!! Come early or be prepared to wear the alarm clock! Join us in celebrating the Past and Present Governors.
Captains Dinner and Beach Party
Keeping it casual, come dressed to dine with Captain Sandra and First Mate Barry then join our Beach Party and dance the night away.
2015 – 2016 Officer Elect Workshops
Governor-Elect Steve’s Lieutenant, President, Secretary and Treasurer’s Workshop
have two informative and entertaining sessions – updates to follow!
Join us Friday afternoon at a wine tasting near the convention hotel http://www.legendsestates.com/
Central Ontario District Junior Optimist Octagon International District Convention
The annual JOOI Convention will be taking place during the adult convention – come prepared to see our young Optimists in action
Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation update to End of May
So far this Optimist year, thanks to 9 Club
donations of over $500, a Christian D. Larson Partner and individual member
donations we have sent just over $14,000 which puts us $900 short of the Third
Quarter, YTD target of $15,000. This leaves our District four months to make
up $5,900 to meet this year's goal of $20,000 or $13.50 per member. Remember the Foundation and get someone a
Dime a Day in their name, or send donations in memory of members, friends and
family and they will receive acknowledgement of your gift to CCOF. Have your Club plan a fundraiser or forward a
collection of loose change or maybe a fines pot proceeds!
District Oratorical Contest Winner 2014-15
New Members Bring New Inspiration and More Hands to Serve Kids
Hello my Fellow Optimists, (April 15)
Finally, spring has arrived! With the arrival of the beautiful weather it is time for our Optimism to shine! I know spring is a very busy time for many clubs and I hope as you are working your fundraisers and community service activities that you are actively recruiting new members to help you serve even more youth. I have attached a great poster that was created by the Optimist Club of Lancaster – Anywhere, Anytime, Anyone. It speaks to what many of our clubs are doing right now which is treating every meeting and every event an opportunity to talk about our Optimism to potential members. Maybe this is something you can use in your clubs.
As for our District competition, Brooklin is currently sitting in first with 43 members recruited and Milton is behind them with 37 members recruited. Stoney Creek has come up the ranks with 10 new members. Imagine all the youth that are now being service in their communities because of all these new members.
Now, if you are a small club you are probably thinking, oh my I can’t get numbers like that. Well, the good news is you don’t have to. I would love to see every single club in our district recruit just 1 new member. New members bring new ideas, new life and new excitement to your club!
Southwestern Ontario District has passed us in our challenge, they are at +53 while we are at +21. We consider this temporary as I know we will pull out all the stops for the last half of the year and leave them in our dust!
Remember if you want help with NOW programs, new member recruiting, building a new club or just about anything to do with membership feel free to reach out to Denise, Steve or Karen we are here to help!
Yours In Optimism,
Denise, Steve and Karen, CENON District Growth Team
Denise Nacev, CENON District Growth Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org (905) 332-7798
Central Ontario District Essay Contest Winner 2014-15
First Place winner was Anujan Raveenthiran sponsored by the Optimist Club of Brampton.
Second Place winner was Dasha Metropolitansky sponsored by the Optimist Club of Oakville.
Third Place winner was Rose Bredin sponsored by the Optimist Club of Collingwood.
Congratulations to all the contestants from the District contest.
Chairperson and Past Governor, Terry Twocock
Junior Golf Details 2015
Childhood Cancer Campaign Update
It was so nice to see so many Optimists at our Quarter Board in November, and I am pleased to report that our CCC drive started off very successful. Our Bean Bag Toss netted $45.00, with Tony Edge being the declared winner. The prize was a set of M & M steak knives generously donated by Mac & Linda. We will be playing again in February and will have another set of knives available. Please come and test your skill and you will also be helping CCC at the same time.
In the fall we instated the Nickel Campaign for CCC. We asked that clubs collect nickels at their meetings to help. The following clubs delivered their nickels to Cobourg: Ancaster, Cornwall, Newmarket, Keswick, Brooklin, Port Colborne, Garden City, Spencerville, and Milton. Also, Governor Sandra received a $500 donation from the Optimist Club of Grantham—WOW. If you club isn’t shown, please let me know and you will be acknowledged in our next newsletter.
I didn’t have a goal when I started the year for CCC, but I would like to hope that possibly we could raise at least 3000 dollars.
With the help of your clubs and individuals I am sure this shouldn’t be a problem at all.
I look forward to seeing you all in February and don’t forget your nickels.
Yours in Optimism, Annette Cowan, CCC Chair
Optimist Insurance Now Under Canadian Administration
Good news, 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. In Canada, Clubs have additional coverage of Abuse & Molestation, and Directors and Officers liability "INCLUDED" in the general policy with UNIVESTA.
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.