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Passing of John Peachey

John Peachey, age 61, passed Wednesday November 18, 2020 after a courageous battle with multiple cancers. John was originally diagnosed in 2013 with a prognosis of only six months. Bravely enduring multiple rounds of chemo and selective radiation treatments, he survived more than seven years to share this time with family and friends.

 

Our Optimists Alumni "In Memory" page for John is here.

Passing of Rick Cooper

With sadness, we must inform you of the passing of Rick Cooper on October 6, 2020. He was the youngest of the three Cooper Brothers. In his marching years with Optimists, 1964 through 1970, he was a member of the colour guard. As per his wishes, there will be no service.

 

Our Optimists Alumni "In Memory" page for Rick is here.

2020/21 OA Executive Board

Here are the members who will make up the new Optimists Alumni Executive Management Team for 2020 - 2021.

Mike Lang - President and Corps Director - two year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Rick Lang - Vice-President - one year term remaining starting Oct. 1, 2020

Matt Davis - Treasurer - two year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Doug Darwin - Secretary - two year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Dave Bruce - Director at Large - one year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Soo Lee - Director at Large - one year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Mark Sichewski - Director at Large - one year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Barry Woods - Director at Large - one year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

 

Our Execs here...

Annual General Meeting / Rehearsal - Sunday September 20, 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting for active members is scheduled for Sunday September 20, 2020 at the Conestoga Golf and Country Club in Conestoga Ontario.

There is a lengthy list of guidelines to be followed to attend, including pre-registration for follow up later, temperature check, mandatory face masks indoors, social distancing indoors, hand sanitizer and hand washing and many more.

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled first to be followed by a shorter rehearsal than usual (sorry absolutely no spectators allowed in the rehearsal hall).

We will announce the new Executive Board for 2020 - 2021 next week.

Stay healthy and stay safe out there.

NEW WEBSITE LOOK

We proudly introduce our new website! It focuses on the current activities of the alumni corps, while embracing the rich history of the original Toronto Optimists and Seneca Optimists organizations.


Please explore and enjoy! Contact us if you have comments, corrections, photos, recordings, or documents. As always, we welcome new members and bookings.

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