Welcome to the online home of the Oakridge Acres Optimist Club which has been serving youth in Oakridge and London for almost six decades.
We are rolling out a new initiative for 2015-16 which will recognize youth in the Oakridge area who, through their volunteer efforts help make our community, city and world a better place. This year we are also boosting our support of Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario by preparing meals for families staying in the London facility while their children are treated in hospital. We can cook! You may have seen the giant Oakridge Optimist BBQ at community events in the London area.
Please browse our site to learn about the programs we support and events we are involved in. Your support of our club and activities can help us to provide more programs for our youth. We welcome new members as we continue our work serving the youth of our community.
Yours in Optimism
Oakridge Optimist President 2015-16
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
50/50 Draw Winner Scores Big
Congratulations to Dan Wakefield of Hamilton who won the Chapman Real Estate Team 50/50 Draw at last night's Trivia Night. Dan took home $2,290.00.
Trivia Night Another Great Success!
Thank you to all of our guests, advertisers, sponsors and volunteers for making the 2016 Trivia Night a great success. We have already started planning for next year. Have a look at our site for information. Contact email@example.com to book a table for 2017.
Oratorical Contest Announced
Your child under the age of 18 years may be eligible to compete in our club's oratorical contest on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Byron Public Library at 9:30am. Learn more about eligibility and contest rules here or contact Optimist Don at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakridge Optimists Donate $29,190
Our club donated $29,190.00 during our last fiscal year ended September 30th to charities and programs that benefit youth health, education, safety and recreation. See the list.
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.
Oakridge Optimist Charity Golf Tournament
Our 9th annual Oakridge Optimists Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at FireRock Golf Club. Our primary donation recipient is Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario right here in London. See our Golf Tournament page for details.
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.