Octagon Club of Brooklin

JOI – Junior Optimist International

Youth Optimist Club – Octagon Club of Brooklin (high school)

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Youth Optimist Clubs provide fun, fellowship and community service learning opportunities for youth of high school age. Youth Members want to make the world a better place. Youth Clubs actively involve themselves in their communities. From fundraising to neighbourhood clean-ups to tutoring younger kids, Youth Members make things happen.

The Youth Optimist Club of Brooklin is interested in developing learning opportunities for its members and others in high school.
The youth are also interested in getting behind, promoting and fundraising for a public swimming pool for the village of Brooklin.

Membership fee is $10 per year.

Meetings are held at Brooklin Optimist Room in the Brooklin Community Centre and Library, 8 Vipond Rd., Brooklin. These meetings are conducted using parliamentary procedure standard business protocol. Guidance is offered by a couple of members of the adult Optimist Club of Brooklin.

Club Structure

Adult advisors assist the youth in planning community service projects and fundraisers.

  • 1. Membership is open to high school aged youth.
  • 2. Meetings are usually twice per month during the school year.
  • 3. The youth elect a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

From the Club level on up, Members have the opportunity to develop
leadership and team building skills all while helping communities. Each year there is an International Convention, which gives Members the opportunity to share in the decision-making process of the organization, meet young people with similar interests and goals, grow from training seminars……and have fun!

Contact us at:

Julie Pollard:  julie.n.pollard6@gmail.com

It is interesting to note that Julie Cooper served on the Optimist International Board of Directors 2019-2020 as president of Junior Optimist International. She served the previous year as Governor for the Central Ontario District bringing together youth from 12 clubs across the district.

Meeting Schedule

Spring 2023: 7:00-8:00 pm Tuesdays, Brooklin Community Centre & Library, 8 Vipond St., Brooklin

  • Mar 28, 7:00, Youth Club Meeting. Optimist Room, BCCL.
  • Apr 11, 7:00, Youth Club Meeting. Optimist Room, BCCL.
  • Apr 25, 7:00, Youth Club Meeting. Optimist Room, BCCL.
  • May 9, 7:00, Youth Club Meeting. Optimist Room, BCCL.
  • May 23, 7:00, Youth Club Meeting. Optimist Room, BCCL.
  • Jun 6, 7:00, Youth Club Meeting. Optimist Room, BCCL.

Optimists, Bringing out the best in kids

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