Volunteers and Donations Needed

The 100th Optimist International Convention is coming to our Nation’s capital this July 7th – 10th. We will be at the Shaw Convention Centre attached to the Westin Hotel in the beautiful downtown of Ottawa. As this is in our backyard, we need your help to make this convention a success. If you or anyone in your club can help out please contact the following people for the various volunteer opportunuties.

Volunteers are needed to distribute registration packets on Saturday, July 7, Sunday, July 8 and Monday, July 9. To volunteer, contact Anne McBride at azoptimistanne@gmail.com or (520) 205-2445.

Participate in the fun by serving as a table host or hostess at the “From Sea to Sea to Sea” Appreciation Luncheon. Danielle Dupont is looking for registered Members and guests who would like to volunteer their time. For more information, please contact Danielle at danielledupont@videotron.ca or (819) 923-1293.

Help show the public what being an Optimist Member is all about and sign up to help in the Community Involvement Expo (formerly known as the House of Optimism). Dan O’Connell and Michelle Turner are looking for people to help staff tables, make announcements, among other things – you will have fun doing it. Clubs can also display projects. Reach out to michelle.turner@optimist.org for more information.

Do you have free time to help in other areas? Contact michelle.turner@optimist.org.

If you, your club, or anyone in your club can financially help out please make cheques out to Lancaster Optimist with “Ottawa Convention 2018” in the tag line. Please mail to: Anne Donkers, Host Committee Chair, 19988 Loyalist Rd. Williamstown, ON K0C 2J0.

Financial help is needed for:  

  • T-shirts for youth program 
  • Youth entertainment
  • Entertainment for Adults
  • Meet and greet in Confederation Park

We also need items for Youth and Adult goodie bags (if anyone has things to put in the bags we will gladly take them.  We require 1500 of each item. Examples of items needed are Granola bars, pens, water bottles etc. If you have any questions please contact  Anne Donkers Host Committee chair at anne_donkers@hotmail.com or 613-577-1588.                    

Thank you for your help!

Thank you in advance for your help and/or donation to support the 100th Optimist Internation Convention.