Serving the Youth of Bright's Grove since 1982

Our Club

Region: 1 – Northeast & Great Lakes
District: 45 – Southwestern Ontario (SWONT)
Club Number: 45028
Club Name: Bright’s Grove, On
Date Chartered: January 28, 1982
Club President: Larry McLaren, Interim President
Sponsored by: Club #: 45165 – Plympton Township, On
Dinner Meetings: the 3rd Tuesday of each month
Executive Meetings: the 1st Monday of the month

Executive Board

President:  Heather Gillis
Vice President:  Ben Turner
Secretary:  Ingrid McFarlane
Treasurer:  Joyce Dietz
Past President:  Larry McLaren

Directors:  Florian Neumann, Dan Dunsmore, Loren Newman, Randy Beldom & Devy Brouwer

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.