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St. Lawrence Optimist Club

"Friend of Youth"

In our seventh year of serving the youth of Verdun, LaSalle and Lachine, Québec

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Optimist International President
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Jerry D. Henderson

The St. Lawrence Optimist Club, part of Optimist International, was founded in 1995, with the Lasalle Des Rapides Optimist Club as our sponsor. Our charter membership consists of five still-active members, and we have grown to now have approx. 20 members. We are one of the very few English-language Optimist Clubs in the Province of Quebec.

To make our club dinner meetings enjoyable and appealing, most business is conducted at committee and board meetings that are open to all members. Club dinner meetings feature good fellowship and interesting programs. Dinner meetings are held monthly on a Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, usually at Peddler's Restaurant at the corner of Newman and Lapierre in LaSalle.

We raise funds to support youth in our communities by selling hot dogs and fruit cakes and we hold an annual wine and cheese event every January, among other fund-raising events.  We hold an easter egg hunt for children every spring and are involved in many projects for youth, including our school bag project which annually provides school supplies and bags for many young people. 

In order to serve youth and the community effectively, a club must have able, dedicated members. We seek women and men of good character with a keen interest in serving youth and the community with us.

For further information, please contact Secretary-Treasurer Joseph Quinn at (514) 768-1332.

Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors. From left: Lt. Governor André Asch, Past-President Maurice
Quinn, Vice-President Gary Tompkins, Manon Ribardy, President Frank di Bello, 
Secretary-Treasurer Joseph Quinn, Gordon Berry.
Our Hero!
Our club's hero, Chris Kazmerchuk, winner of 5 medals at the
Special Olympics; sponsored by the St. Lawrence Optimist Club.

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Monthly Dinner:  February 27 at Peddlers.

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This page last updated March 28, 2002

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