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Optimist Club of Coronado

SouperBowl of Caring 2017

Octagon Club had their SouperBowl of Caring Food Drive on February 5th...SuperBowl Sunday.  A total of 1,450 cans of food were collected from generous donors around Coronado.  The Octagon Club of Coronado would like to thank all those who donated to help this collection be a great success.

Pennies for Pasta begins!

Optimists showed up in force to begin counting bags of change for the Pennies for Pasta drive at Coronado Middle School.  Our own Optimist, Jennifer Landry, is also the middle school teacher spearheading this fundraiser.

Optimist Club 46th Birthday!

September 23, 1970
from the archives of the Coronado Journal....

"Optimist Club to charter Sept. 23 - David Nash. Capt. USN Ret., acting president of Optimist Club of Coronado, will charter the new civic club on September 23. The signed charter members number seventeen to date. The club will undertake Youth Appreciation Week as their first community project. The local members of the newly formed Optimist Club will participate in Youth Appreciation Week during November 9-15. The objective of this week is to recognize the accomplishments of youth in the home, school, church, and community. And to encourage other civic organizations to publicly show their respect for youth. Finally, the Optimist club hopes to encourage greater interchange of ideas between adults and youth leaders.

The Optimist Club of Coronado meets on Thursday mornings at 7 at La Avenida Restaurant for breakfast. A program of public interest is presented at all club meetings. Capt Nash, and all club members invite men of the community who are not presently affiliated with a civic club to join them at any of their meetings. The object of the club is for good fellowship and the betterment of our youth."

Sports Fiesta 2016 Results

Another Sports Fiesta goes down in the record books!  Perfect weather, fun competition, and a bunch of people in yellow shirts aka the Optimists made for a great morning at Coronado's North Beach.   Here are the results for today's competitions.

5K Run Ocean Swim Triathlon Hardrock Paddle Board

Our Own Olympic Torch bearer

Coronado Optimist Club member Erin Downey shared her experience of carrying the torch for the Olympics in Atlanta, and she brought her big candle to prove it. Pretty neat! She told us all about the adventure and how she stayed close to a young Japanese woman who shared the load.

Coronado Little League

We recently received a lovely note from Miho Leonard, team mom for Coronado Little League's Intermediate Division Team, the A's, thanking us for sponsoring their team.  They started the season with a victory and haven't looked back.  Schedule is below!

March 16     4:30
March 19     3:00
March 22     4:30
April 5          4:30
April 9          3:00
April 11        4:30
April 16       12:00
April 20       4:30
April 23       9:00
April 25      4:30

Oratorical Contest

For all students interested in entering the Optimist Oratorical Contest please refer to the links below for the contest application and rules.  We're looking forward to your entries!!!

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