Optimists help children and their families with transportation costs
by Sandy Lindsay

November 4, 2016


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 John Willetts (C) accepts the cheque for the Bluewater Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society from Bill McKee (L) and Ross Reid (R) from the Optimist Club

The South-Port Optimist Club recently presented a cheque for $1,688 to the Canadian Cancer Society Bluewater Unit.

Half of the funds were raised from the Club’s garage sale in May with the remaining half matched by the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation.

The donation will be used for Saugeen Shores children and their families to assist them with transportation costs incurred for medical appointments and treatments.

For more than 40 years, the Optimist Club has served the community of Saugeen Shores while promoting their motto, "Bringing Out the Best In Kids."

Optimist International is the fourth largest service organization in the world, following the Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary. It consists of more than 90,000 members in more than 3,000 clubs throughout the world. 

The Optimists are a unique group of volunteers who have promoted youth projects and programs throughout their various communities since 1919.

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The organization is also a co-ed group, where men and women, who are willing to volunteer a little time each month, can plan and organize events or projects to 'Bring out the Best in Kids' in the community and the surrounding area.

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