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Highlights of the year: – Haunted Halloween at Camp Kee-Mo-Kee was a huge success with 1,000 kids on hand! – We sold flags at the London Santa Claus Parade. – Breakfast with Santa treated over 600 people to breakfast thanks to our new sponsor Viana Dental Centre. – Turkey Bingo had to be rescheduled due …

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Highlights of the year: – We held our club’s 40th Anniversary Party on Sept. 29 with special guests MPP Bev Shipley, Mayor Al Edmonson, OI President-elect Ron Huxley, Great Lakes Region VP Lou Moss and keynote speaker OI Director Fatima Plater. Eugene Hathaway was recognized for serving as Club President in 1972 and 40 years …

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During the year we carried on with many activities: – October dinner meeting was our now Annual “Italian dinner” prepared by club members. – Changed our long standing Optimist haunted house at the Community Centre to “Halloween at the farm”. Our Halloween event was held at the Gabriel farm and it was well attended. – …

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During the year we carried on with many activities: – October dinner meeting was now our Annual “Italian dinner” prepared by club members. – We opened the Community Centre for the Halloween haunted house on Oct 31 and handed out 250 treat bags. – Held our first Oktoberfest at Delaware Community Centre (Komoka Centre was …

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During the year we carried on with many activities: – Opened the Community Centre for the Halloween haunted house in October – Parkview students to “youth in government “in November – Turkey Bingo at the Community Centre. We also attended a dinner theatre at Appin – Organized the Children’s “Breakfast with Santa” followed by Club …

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Objectives for this year included Membership and Involvement, participation in Optimist programs and leadership in the community. Programs and activities included Youth Appreciation, Bicycle Safety Rodeo, Respect for Law, Oratorical contest, Halloween treats and haunted house at the Optimist Hall, Children’s Christmas party at Parkview school, sponsoring ice time for Parkview school skating, operating minor …

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At the first meeting of the year we established three priorities for the year… Membership, Community Involvement and Fellowship. Membership, which had eroded since our Charter, increased by over two-thirds from 19 to 32. This included new members such as Joe Carroll, Paul Mylemans, John Forsyth, Dale Long, Gerry Mmoss, Ken Morley, Mike Ready and …

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Meetings of the Optimist Club were first held at the Coach Light Inn but later changed to the Kennedy building (Country Pavilions). New Bingo equipment was purchased (what an investment!). The bingo jackpot prize was $250. Club members started to talk about the drug problems facing the youth in the village, and what we could …

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1972 – Charter Year

The very first regular meeting of the Optimist Club of Komoka was held on Monday, June 28, 1972, at the Coach Light Inn. There were 26 members and 6 guests in attendance. Some committees were formed and the uphill struggle to become accepted by the community began. The first year of any organization is very …

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