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New Club Executive Inducted

September 30th, 2014

The new executive for 2014 – 2015 for the Optimist Club of Puslinch was inducted at the club’s Dinner Meeting on Sept 23.



From left to right, Lieutentant Governor Marijke Coffa, Past President Robert McFarlane, President Fred Law, Director Jim McMillan, Treasurer Frank Steblaj, Director Michael Marinovic, Secretary Carl Gorman, Director Brad Whitcombe and Director Vince Klimklosz.

Club Hosts Remembrance Day Service Nov 11, 2013

November 13th, 2013




Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner

October 24th, 2013

On October 22, 2013 the club held its annual Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner at the Puslinch Community Centre.


Attending this year’s event were: back row Steve Aubin, Walter Morton, Brian Wrixon (guest speaker), Don Bruce, Doug Gilmour, Robert Williams,  front row, Bob Schock, Rose McCarthy, Jack Bishop and Frank Conroy


Winter Classic Weekend

February 19th, 2013

The club’s Winter Classic Weekend was a huge success. We not only raised a lot of money for the victims of Super Storm Sandy, we also hosted a fun filled Family Day which everyone enjoyed. Check out the album.

Santa Visits Puslinch 2012

November 26th, 2012

Another fantastic Santa Parade sponsored by the Optimist Club was held on Nov 25.

Thanks to the following co-sponsors:

Aberfoyle Mill

Aberfoyle Concrete

Aberfoyle Metal Treaters


Cascade Kenhar

Corwhin Tool

Dufferine Agregates

Jimmy D

Ren’s Pet Depot

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2012 Veterans Appreciation Dinner

October 25th, 2012

On October 23 the Club held its annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner at the Puslinch Community Centre.

Veterans attending this year’s event were – back row left to right Robert Williams, Jack Bishop, Don Bruce, Doug Gilmour, David Crow, Walter Morton. Front row – Frank Conroy, Bill Huether, Bob Schock, Rose McCarthy.

2012 – 2013 Club Executive Inducted

September 26th, 2012

The new executive for the Optimist Club of Puslinch was inducted at the club’s September dinner meeting.


From left to right, Past President Bill Dobbie, President Ken Roth, President Elect Robert McFarlane, Secretary Carl Gorman, Directors Laurie Rogers, Harry Janssen, Michael Marinovic, Don Harris, and Lieutenant Governor Ken Williams. Absent were Directors Kevin Bureau and Hans Juergensen and Treasurer Frank Steblaj.

Oratorical Contest 2012

April 2nd, 2012

The Puslinch Optimist Club held their annual Oratorical Contest at its monthly dinner meeting on March 27th.
The Contest was well represented by five students from Aberfoyle Public School. The Optimist members and the participant’s parents enjoyed listening to the contestants speak on the subject “How Optimism Helps Me to Overcome Obstacles”
Winners of the Contest were Madison Heller ,first and Noah Coasta second; they now move on to compete at the Zone level on April 16th in Oakville.
We wish them both Good Luck.
The Optimist Club want to thank the speakers  for their interest and participation and the parents for their encouragement and enthusiasm.
Special thanks to our judges Joan Law, Jeff Smith and Pat Ganning. We also thank  Denise Williams for spearheading this at the school level and teacher Graham Fiddes for his support at the school.
The Optimist Club reminds everyone that we hold this contest every year and it is open to all students under the age of 18.
All speakers recieve a cash prize just for paticipating with higher amounts going to the top three.
We hope that students continue to take an interest and support this program. 

Contestants, from left: Abbey Hunter, Luis Alfieri, James McMillan, Noah Coasta, Madison Heller.

Santa Parade 2011

November 28th, 2011

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November 14th, 2011