"Serve our youth - Keep them safe"
That's the ideal Optimist clubs throughout mid-western Ontario are working to promote in our communities and neighbourhoods during the coming year. And the Optimist Club of Oakridge Acres, with a 55 year history of serving youth throughout London, is once again committed to the goal. We will continue to support many of the youth programs which we have helped in the past and we are looking to forward to providing assistance to some new initiatives.
Throughout the past year there have been a number of stories which reminded us that there are still children in our communities who remain isolated and afraid. So, together with local schools, we have made the commitment to support programs which provide a refuge to kids who feel alienated from their community.
Please take the time to review the projects in which we will be involved during 2013 so that you can support us. Better yet consider joining us as a member and lend a hand to ensure our kids are well served with the help they need to take on the future.
Yours in Optimism,
Optimist President 2014-2015
Usefull Links Within This Website
Learn more about our club in the about section.
Visit our coming events section. Here you will find information about the upcoming events for the club as well as information on how to register and participate. Scroll down for information about past events. Most events are also listed in our club event calendar.
Next, check out our newsletter section to dig deeper into club activities and member stories. There is also an archive section here so you can check out past issues.
If you have any questions about the club, or are interested in membership, please contact me, or any of the Board of Directors. We are happy to answer your questions. The Board of Directors Section also links to our clubs policies and procedures.
Finally, please check back often as we are always updating our site with new information and activities.
Newsletter - Latest Edition
Youth Volunteer Recognition Program Launched
Our board has created this new and exciting program that will recognize and reward young volunteers in the Oakridge Optimist Club's community. For more information click here or contact Optimist Jim Easton at YVRPchair@oakridgeoptimists.ca.
September 20, 2015
Our 8th annual Oakridge Optimists Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at FireRock Golf Club. All net proceeds from this event will support Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario right here in London. See our Golf Tournament page for details.
Our new Board of Directors was elected on April 16th at our dinner meeting. Congratulations to each member. Have a look at the new board.
Trivia Night a Great Success!!
Our annual Trivia Night fundraiser ws held Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at the Hellenic Centre. Over 500 guests supported this event. Congratulations to Chris Kostakos of London who took home the 50/50 jackpot of $2012.50. Have a look at the site for info about the night. We will post information about next year's event on February 6th in the coming months.
Did you know the Oakridge Optimist Club provides bursaries to local youth graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas and Oakridge Secondary who are pursuing post-secondary education? See our Scholarship Page for details.
Oakridge Optimists Donate $34,176 Last Year
Our club donated $34,176.00 to charities and programs that benefit youth health, education, safety and recreation. See the list.