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MURF – Optimist Recreation Centre – Open

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

The new MURF – Optimist Recreation Centre is now open for free skating. Check with the Township website - for booking details or contact Lisa Ross – .

Optimist of the Decade

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

At the September Dinner Meeting, Outgoing President Don Crow presented an “Optimist of the Decade” award to Bill Roncken in appreciation for his dedication and hard work on the food trailer and for his and Anne’s work on the club euchres. Sadly for the Club and the residents of Puslinch, Bill and Anne have moved to the Midland area. We wish them well.

Oratorical Contest

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010


The Optimist Club hosted its annual Oratorical Contest on February 23 with three contestants from Aberfoyle Public School participating. This year’s topic was “Cyber Communications – Progress or Problem”.

Pictured above are: back row, Optimist Scott Young - Contest Coordinator, judges Glynnys Stewart, Joan Law and Pat Ganning. Front row, contestants Josh Madill, Bronze Medal, Brad Veit, Gold Medal and Nick Bird, Silver Medal. Congratulations to all participants and thanks to the judges.

Whistle Stop Donates to MURF

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


Whistle Stop Preschool has donated $1000 (two bricks) to the MURF Building Fund. Shown above at the cheque presentation , back row left to right, Sandra Gunson, Preschool Supervisor, Don Crow, Optimist Club President, Michelle Fagundes, Preschool President, and Regina Williams,Teacher. Front row is a small group of Whistle Stops preschoolers and grads. Left to right are Connor, Blake, Morgan, Ethan (grad), Marcus, Lucas (grad) and Dianna.

The Optimist Club and the Puslinch Community thank the Whistle Stop group for their support.

Learn more about the MURF project by visiting the MURF section of our site.

Optimist Club Awards Scholarships

Sunday, September 13th, 2009


Don McKay

The Optimist Club of Puslinch has once again awarded scholarships to assist youth and families of the Township of Puslinch with educational expenses and to promote the Club as an organization committed to the advancement of education. This year two scholarships of $1500 were awarded for the 2009-2010 school year. This is the 8th year that the Club has offered the scholarship program.  Commencing this year the scholarships were split into two streams. One scholarship was awarded to the student who is pursuing a university or community college degree. This year’s recipient is Mr. Bryce Jackson. The second scholarship was awarded to a student who is pursuing a vocational-technical degree/diploma. This year’s recipient is Ms Haleigh Monks.

As in the past the selection committee had a difficult time given the high caliber of applications from the youth of Puslinch.


The Optimist Club wishes to thank all those who submitted applications and wish them well in their careers.