The Bonita Optimist Club sponsors 6 Junior Optimist Clubs at Bonita Vista High, Eastlake High, Otay Ranch High, Olympian High, Pony Scouts, and THRIVE Academy.  With special guidance and support from a sponsoring Optimist Club, an Optimist Youth Club completes fun projects and activities to improve the community and  better the lives of its residents. Members have opportunities to polish  leadership skills, manage money and practice good citizenship. Students really look forward to meeting each  other and exchanging ideas while working together on a community project or enhancement. 
BONITA VISTA HIGH 2018- 2019 DATES TO SAVE (scroll down for the current month calendar)

Lunch meetings on Wednesdays rm 302 –Mr. Szakovits adviser ; Pres. Alyssa Olszenski 619-289-3582 & Ezra Aguimatang 619-570-5459, V. Pres. Willy Wu, Treas. Ally Guera, Sec Katelin Jaque


Aug - First Junior Optimist meeting , start recycling at home
Aug. 18 Twainfest - Old Town State Historic Park 4002 Wallace St, San Diego               11:00 to 5:00 writeoutloud.com
Aug. – Club Rush - recruiting new members
Sept. 22 – Bonitafest – game booth at BVHS parking lot corner H St & Otay                          Lakes Rd., CV 7am set up-4pm
Sept.24-10/9 Fall recess
Sept. 26,27,28,29- Bonitafest Melodrama- 5305 Sweetwater Rd 7:30pm sell                                refreshments 7-9pm
Oct. 27 – Help at Elementary School carnivals or Trick or Treat for canned                 goods for food bank
Oct.27 - 9:00-12:00 JOI District Mtg. Coronado middle school
Nov. 2-3 –Optimist Book Sale, 4355 Bonita Rd. Museum, Help Fri 2-5,sell                  lunch Sat 11-4, Sun. 11am-5pm
Dec. plan a community event
Dec. 24-Jan 15 winter recess
Jan. - JOI District Mtg. 10-1:00pm 17 JOI clubs interact at Stein Farm, 1808 F           Ave., National City 91950 or Mission Bay beach cleanup, District Clubs                interact 10am-1:00pm Santa Clara Recreation Ctr. 1008 Santa Clara           Place, San Diego 92109
Jan. 30-Feb.10 – SouperBowl of Caring/Optimist.org collection for homeless                                   teens
Jan. 15 –Feb. 10 deadline apply for Optimist Oratorical contests, rules at www.Optimist.org/scholarships with final district awards of $2500 ; Topic –
“Is There a Fine Line between Optimism and Reality?”
Feb. 9 – Winter Princess Ball 5-7pm Methodist Church 1200 East H St, $15               pre-sale, funding Cancer research
Feb.10-Mar.20– JOOI of Reading Month-students read to younger                            students/promote reading
Feb. 18 – turn in Optimist Essay contest with final District award of $2500. Apply                 Optimist.org/scholarships
Topic: “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?”
Feb. 28 – tech rehearsal for DANCE FOR A CURE @ Eastlake high 1120                 Eastlake Parkway 5pm
Mar. 1,2 –DANCE FOR A CURE (Hip Hop Show) 7:00pm@ 1120 Eastlake                 Parkway, C.V. 91914 $15 tickets
Mar. 7– Bonita Optimist Oratorical club level contest 6pm Province House 4370               Sweetwater Rd. final  District award of $2500. Forms & rules                           at www.Optimist.org/scholarships Topic – “Is There a Fine Line
             between Optimism and Reality?”
March 22, 23, 24 –Optimist Book Sale, 4355 Bonita Rd. Museum, Help Fri,sell                                lunch Sat 10-4, Sun. 10am-5pm
Mar. - JOI District convention Coronado beach cleanup & lunch, elect district            officers, apply to go to JOI International convention trip, Louisville,            Kentucky June 30- July 2, 2019
Mar.25-April 5 – Spring Break
April – ORHS Octagon club elections for next year
April 2 – deadline to apply for Bonita Optimist College Awards
April – help set up Bonita Optimist Easter Egg Hunt, Rohr Park
June 30 –July 2 – JOI International Convention in Louisville, Kentucky - make international friends, attend educational workshops, train to be leaders between the talent show, great speakers & an election of JOOI International officers with winners announced at the formal dinner
Advisor – ElaineMLucca@hotmail.com 619-300-3131 










  




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