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
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 and it was a huge success. We made a $10,000.00 donation to Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario right here in London. See our Golf Tournament page for details.
Youth Volunteer Recognition Program
We held our first committee meeting and hope to identify outstanding youth volunteers in our area for the 2016-=2017 program. For more information click here. Contact Optimist Bruce Pope for information about the event at YVRPchair@oakridgeoptimists.ca.
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.
Another Trivia Night Coming Soon!
We will soon begin planning to host our next Trivia Night on Saturday, February 4th, 2017. Last year's table captains will be receiving a call in early November. We have already begun a waiting list so don't hesitate to contact us to get your name on the list for a table. Have a look at our site for information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakridge Optimists Donate $29,190
Our club donated $29,190.00 during our last fiscal year ended September 30th, 2016 to charities and programs that benefit youth health, education, safety and recreation. See the list.