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Membership - The Optimist Club of North DorchesterDorchester Optimist Membership group

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We'd like to invite you to become a member of  the Optimist Club of North Dorchester.
Optimist International is one of the largest service organizations in the world – where "Bringing Out the Best in Youth" has been our mission for more than 80 years!
Whether you are a Member of a Club or a Club officer who enjoys the fellowship/friendship of others with a common greater good, Optimist Club of North Dorchester needs and wants YOU as a Member.
If time is a concern, you may also help us by giving an in-kind donation to the Optimist Club.members of dorchester optimist club
Optimists value Learning, Leadership, Excellence and a sense of community.

If you are interested in joining our team so that you can "Bring Out the Best in Youth, in your Community and in Yourself" or for more information on The Dorchester Optimist Club
please contact:  Membership Chairperson,  John Andrigo  519-268-3819.


The Optimist Club of North Dorchester is proud to sponsor and support many youth programs and services in our community. Annual funds are fundraised to provide: Graduation Awards and financial assistance to;
• Lord Dorchester Secondary School
• Northdale Central Public School
• St. David Separate School
• River Heights Public School Sports Programs
• Dorchester Girls & Boys Baseball
• Ingersoll/Dorchester Speeds Sharks
• Dorchester Minor Hockey
• Ringette Association
• Dorchester Swimming Team
• North Dorchester Skating Club Youth Groups
• Dorchester Girl Guides
• Dorchester Playground Program
• Dorchester Scouting
• Air Cadets
• UTRCA—Grade 2 River Safety Program
•Dorchester Step & Fiddle
• Mossley/Dorchester 4H JOI (Thames Centre Junior Optimist) Club

In addition to community projects we also fully sponsor many programs that educate youth from leadership skills to bike safety.
Optimist Bike "Roadeo" is held each year in June at Northdale Central Public School, River Heights Public and St. David Separate Schools with over 200 children participating.

Optimist Junior Golf provides an opportunity for youth from our community to play golf and go on to a championship tournament.

Optimist Youth Band has been sponsored by us since 1997. The band plays at local schools and is invited to various other events within our community and surrounding area.

Optimist Youth in Government Students spend a day in London at a Council meeting to observe the proceedings.

HOBY Leadership. Local Grade 10 student attends a weekend at this exciting conference consisting of speaker panels, workshops and challenged thinking.

Along with these sponsored programs, from time-to-time the Optimist members take on special initiatives that impact children and youth ranging from education to health. Our passion is bringing out the best in youth and we have great pride and fun fulfilling this goal.