Each year our club honours the members who achieved excellence in their club activities throughout the previous year. THIS IS THE TIME WE DO IT .
Our past president organizes a DJ ( usually Robertson Music) He decides on a theme ( ie: house of Winsor for Dallis Winsor) (cook for Chef John Nater)Fifties for Dave Adams) With the theme in mind he arranges for food catering , for Past President Mike we had a Mexican Theme to honour his purchase of a lifetime holiday there. We have used the Optimist Centre or Practice soccer field and soccer field in our building for the venue.
The Bar opens ( manned by other service club ( Gymnastics or Soccer) at 6:00PM and supper is served at 7:30. The awards are handed out by the President after his speach and the meal. The New Board is inducted after the meal and before the Dance.
This Year the following awards were handed out :
Optimist of the Year- Bea Markowsky
Chairman of the Year - Ray Preston - Founders' Day and Santa Claus Day
Optimists of the month
Oct/98- Gail Bergen
Dec/98 - Ray Preston
May/98- Diane Kostiuk