Central Ontario District #47
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3005 Headon Forest Dr.
Burlington. L7M 3Y2
administrative division of Optimist International within geographical boundaries established by Optimist International.
Awards Luncheon & District Conference, February 14
& 15, 2014 (Toronto)
Training Workshop for 2nd Quarter – Toronto
NOW is the time….New Optimist Recruiting: Membership building in your club does not come easier than this! Add more help to your existing projects and gain new ideas and enthusiasm for your club. The Club that brought in the most new members in CENON’s 2012-2013 M&M year might be willing to share their secrets!
Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act provides a modern, legal framework for not-for-profit corporations, including charitable corporations. It sets out how not-for-profit corporations in Ontario are to be created, governed and dissolved. Amendments to more than 80 statutes including ONCA were introduced in the legislature in June 2013. It is anticipated that these amendments will be debated in the legislature in fall 2013. If the amendments are passed by the legislature, ONCA is anticipated to come into force no earlier than six months after passage in order to ensure adequate time for not-for-profit corporations to prepare for transition. Come to this session to find out what your club will need to do to be ready and compliant!
RESERVATIONS: Phone the Radisson Hotel direct at 1-416-493-7000, tell them you are with the CENON
group for the group price.
Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation – 2012-2013 Goals Exceeded!
September 30th., unrestricted donations to the
Canadian Children's Optimist Foundation had reached a total of $16,430.00 or
$11.30 per member, exceeding our CENON objective of
9th Annual Zone 10 Trivia Contest – From the Edge of the Forest – Mar 22nd
March 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm: Knight’s of Columbus Hall, 5 Forget St. Embrun, (Downstairs) All proceeds to the Optimist Childhood Cancer Program. Registration – $60 per team Or $10 per person (singles welcome). Teams consist of 6 people. Maximum registration 20 teams. Cash Bar – Munchies --Prizes – Door Prizes – 50/50. Come and test your knowledge of insignificant and obscure trivial facts while enjoying the fun and fellowship of the Forest Park Optimist Club, info call ; Tony Edge @ 613-443-2232 / email@example.com
Communications Contest for the
Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Happy New Year!
I salute all of you, wishing you health, happiness, and success in your leadership roles.
This morning, I enjoyed a phone chat with International President Ron Huxley of Southwestern Ontario, and received an inspiring email note from our Regional Vice President, Harry Margo of Michigan. I would like to echo the spirit of their words, in my message to you:
May you be able to establish and build very effective communications with the leaders of clubs in your Zones, so the two-way flow of information, and mutual encouragement, will strengthen the spirit of Optimism in your areas.
May you be able to experience, lead, and share exciting activities that provide enjoyment to the workers and to the youngsters and parents who participate in them.
May the members of the clubs be enthusiastic in their efforts, and their willingness to volunteer in these activities.
May you, and your club leaders, keep invigorated in carrying out your responsibilities.
May all of us feel rewarded in our efforts for Optimism, as we see the smiles on the faces of those we serve.
Yours in Optimism,
Governor Ted Simmonds firstname.lastname@example.org
Distinguished District – Here We Come!
With the same disclaimer as the Ontario Lottery Corporation “here are the unofficial results”
Central Ontario District has achieved Distinguished status. Please share this with all clubs. Please share this fantastic news! On behalf of every one of our members I extend sincere thanks and appreciation for the hard work of everyone this year. It would not have been possible without everyone’s effort.
Unofficially we finished at plus 11 members. We had deleted 226 members and added 237 members for a net plus 11. The records indicate a number of clubs achieving honour status this year.
We proudly announce the building of the Optimist Snowboard Club which was formed tonight with 31 members. Sponsoring club: Brooklin, Builder of Excellence Maureen Jackson, who single handily built this club in 24 hours. Special thanks to Jacques Pelland for driving from Montreal this evening to conduct all the official duties and Alex Ansell for Chairing and installing our newest club.
Thanks to Denise, Anne, Don for their efforts this year on membership and growth. Thanks to everyone for supporting every one of us, and still making the time to serve our youth, our future.
Thanks to those that rallied to get the unpaid dues paid today, and for those that took action to get them paid.
It has truly been an honour for Barb and I to serve such a wonderful group of people this year and we look forward to working with you in the years to come as CENON continues as the force to be reckoned with.I truly hope that each of you have had more and more fun serving more and more youth with our new more and more members. Thank you clearly does not say enough to express how proud I am of our members, our district and this organization.
Proudly Yours in Optimism,
Immediate Past Governor Gord, still in AWE!!!!!!
New Optimist Snowboarding Club
is Born September 30th.
Essay Contest is Now Open for Entries ($2,500 scholarship award)
Optimist International has released the topic for this next year’s Essay Contest. It is, "How Dreams Lead to Success". Information can be obtained on the web site at www.optimist.org On the Google bar in the top left corner of the page type Essay and enter. The application and documents for clubs as well as individuals are there.
to hear from you.
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.
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.