Optimist Club of

Norwich & District


Our Optimist Club includes over 40 volunteer members from all walks of life from all over Norwich Township. We are part of a worldwide organization called Optimist International which consists of over 80,000 members. Our primary focus is improving the lives of children in our community by running events, programs and supporting youth activities. Each Club works within their own area and has the ability to respond to the needs of youth in their own way as decided by the members. Joining our Optimist club is great way to meet people, make friends, grow as an individual and ensure the growth and well being of tomorrows leaders. 

We often laugh while we work and our list of accomplishments speaks volumes for what the members do for the community. We are always welcome to new members joining our Club. Feel free to contact Membership Chair Gail Dolson at 519-863-3060, or Email us for more info on joining or volunteering with our club.

2018/2019 Membership Picture

Back Row: John Rettie, Neil Dolson, Clayton Tokarz, Johnny Heemskerk, Marilyn Arsenault, Ferry Largo, Henry Vrugteveen, Maria Campbell, Dave Lauzon 
Middle Row: Jennifer Reid, Lisa Turnbull, Paula Andreychuk, Valerie Stratford, Gina Woolridge, Linda Wills, Nancy Anderson
Front Row (seated): Kelly Murphy, Annemarie Krauss, Joanne Korevaar, Alison Vankerrebroeck, Dave Nash, Michele DaCosta, Gail Dolson