1973

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 do in this regard. The Club gave its support in the upcoming plebiscite to allow licensed establishments in the township, including the “Coach Light Inn”.

Plans from the Delaware Community Centre were reviewed and these were to be the basis for the proposed Komoka Community Centre. Lobo Township designated the land for this proposed centre and a flyer was sent out into the community announcing the plans for this project.
Paul Aarts joined the Club.
The Youth Supporter monthly draws were started,
The club house was available for youth dances and activities.
An inter-club meeting was held with East London Optimists.
The Club organized the Bicycle Safety Rodeo.
The Respect for Law program was carried out on a ZONE level.
The Club sponsored a team in the Komoka minor baseball program.
A carton of cigarettes were given to Paul Vanderploeg as a token of appreciation for the use of his truck for the Auction sale.

Reported by President, Barney McCann 1973
Number of Members = 22

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