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Congratulations to our 2020 Youth Appreciation Award Recipients!

Since 1957, Optimist Clubs have recognized youth for their talents in the arts, athletics, academics, and for contributions to community. These individuals demonstrate qualities such as exceptional leadership, selflessness, courage  and sincere devotion to the welfare of others.  The Optimist Club of Waterloo North has had the pleasure of hosting Youth Appreciation events for over … Continue reading “Congratulations to our 2020 Youth Appreciation Award Recipients!”

2020 Club Contest Medalists

At our February club meeting this week, we wrapped up our 2019-2020 Essay and Oratorical contests. Essay contestants wrote on the topic “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?” while the Oratorical contestants spoke for five minutes on the topic “Just iMagine a World without Boundaries.” We applaud all competing students for … Continue reading “2020 Club Contest Medalists”

Christmas Toy Drive

Our Optimist club is happy to be partnering with the Salvation Army to once again staff a toy collection site at Conestoga Mall in Waterloo. The teenager quietly dropping some loose change in the kettle. New parents starting an annual tradition with their newborn. Families sharing what they have. Individuals continuing a decades long practice. … Continue reading “Christmas Toy Drive”

Sending Them Off Smiling!

September can set the tone for the entire school year, often including new clothes, new backpacks and new school supplies.  Unfortunately, not every family is so fortunate as to be able to provide these for their children.  Twenty-five years ago, a small group of women decided to make a difference.  They provided a backpack filled … Continue reading “Sending Them Off Smiling!”

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