Tom hosted a great evening at his home, complete with delicious steaks!  Much was accomplished as the club approved the budget, member dues, and officers for the coming year.   Members will receive an email with specific details shortly.


Officer for 2014-2015

President: Kris Accardi

Vice President: Bruce Bradshaw

Secretary: Joe Macdowell

Treasurer: Tom Barako

Board of Directors: Walt Jones, Fred Darling, Mindy Accardi


President Report: Kris looks forward to continuing as President next year.  He hopes to host some social events next year to recruit new members.  Please start thinking of some ideas.  He also hopes to once again sponsor the oratorical and essay contests for local youth.  The Club will begin planning shortly for several of our big events, including: Optimist Basketball, Optimist Oyster/Shrimp Feed, and the Optimist Golf Tournament.


Installation Banquet: The Optimist Club will hold the Installation Banquet at the Dobbin House.  The Banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, October 8th at 6pm.   The cost will be $25 per member and guest.  Payment is due at the time of the event.  Please RSVP to as soon as possible.  If you RSVP, but do not attend you will still be responsible for the fee.


Halloween Parade: Daryl has agreed to head the planning for the parade this year.  It is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21st with a rain date of Tuesday, October 28th.   We would like to have a great turnout for this event, so please mark your calendars!



Upcoming Events

10/3 1st Quarter District meeting in NJ (contact Kris for details if you would like to attend)

10/8 Installation Banquet at 6pm at the Dobbin House

10/15 Regular Business Meeting at Mamma Ventura’s at 6:30pm

10/21 Halloween Parade (rain date 10/28)

5/21 Optimist Golf Tournament