On the eve of our New Year in Optimism I hope that we are all ready to "Drive Optimism Forward" and make Central Ontario District (CENON) one of the top districts in Optimist International (O.I.)
For our first conference in St. Catharines, (November 18-19, 2017) we will be asking clubs to design their own golf cart that can be worn or carried by one person. All clubs that enter a cart will be receiving extra Achievement and Awards (A&A) points. So tell them to get out their cardboard, duct tape, and paint and lets have some fun. They will have to negotiate a course and will be judged by our International Vice President George Clarke who will be in attendance.
There will also be a chance for someone to win a free registration to our next conference February 3-4, 2017 at Newmarket Optimist Club.
Plans are well underway for our annual convention in August with more on that to come later.
Wishing you all the best in the coming year as we continue to grow and spread the word of Optimism in our respective areas. Remember that "Together We Can," and as a team we will continue to "Bring out the best in youth, ourselves and our communities."
Mac Rumble (Gov-Designate CENON)