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Club Activities - Community Improvement

Designed to improve the physical development or appearance of the community and its facilities such as park development, highway adoption, tree planting, graffiti cleanup and recycling centers.

Optimist Club of Old Harbour (78235) - Caribbean District
Good Hope Primary School Identification Improvement Project
The Optimists of Old Harbour decided to repair a badly damaged sign in front of the Good Hope Primary School. They chose the project to instill a greater sense of pride and appreciation in students, teachers and others in the community. The Club scheduled a work day and requested the assistance of community members who had knowledge in building and construction. Volunteers cleared garbage and laid the foundation for the sign. Workers were hired to complete the construction and an artist was brought in to do the graphics. An unveiling and dedication ceremony was held.

Project Contact: Monica Daley
36 South Street
Old Harbour, St. Catherine
(876) 983-0252

Club of Greensville (47093) - Central Ontario District
Greensville Community Park
The purpose of this project was to convert a wilderness area into a nature park that residents and visitors could enjoy. Club Members met with the conservation authority and developed a plan. Some areas would be developed and an old dam and the ruins of a historic house would be restored. A community breakfast was held to recruit new Members and to feature the park plans. An open meeting with the conservation authority was later held for any members of the public who wanted information. Community workers, volunteer machine operator time, hired subcontractors and subsequent meetings resulted in the completion of a beautiful park.

Project Contact: John Clark
56 Maple Ave.
Dundas, ON L9H 4W4 Canada
(905) 628-6168

Indiana South District (5 Clubs) - Multiple Club CPA entry
Indiana School for the Blind Scout Cabin Remodel
The cabin was initially built in 1963 and had not been remodeled since 1973. The Club decided to renovate the cabin again because the children at the school were unable to use it in its present condition. Those with limited vision could not see because the lighting was so poor. The remodel made the facility able to be used again for its original purpose. The school held a dedication to honor those who had worked and donated their time and materials.

Project Contact: Steve Arisman
1050 N. Lynhurst Drive
Speedway, IN 46224
(317) 484-9329

Other Club Activities
Childhood Cancer
Culture and Education
Health and Welfare
Joint Projects with a JOOI Club or Youth Organization
Sports and Recreation
Youth Appreciation