The Bonita Optimist Club sponsors Junior Optimist clubs at Bonita Vista High, Bonita Vista Middle, Otay Ranch High School, Rancho del Rey Middle School. 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  
BONITA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL OCTAGON 2017- 2018 DATES TO SAVE: (scroll down for the current month calendar)

Lunch meetings on Wednesdays in room 808 

Aug   - First Junior Optimist meeting , start recycling at home  
Aug. 19 help at Twainfest at Old Town State Historic Park from 11:00 to 5:00, 619-933-0038 Susan Clausen theatersusan@gmail.com ; Free Family festival of Mark Twain & 19th Century literature
Aug. 16 – Club Fair recruiting in quad, 

Sept. 16 – Bonitafest – game booth at BVHS parking lot corner H St & Otay Lakes Rd. 9am-4pm
Sept. 16-0ct. 4 Sweetwater schools Fall recess
Sept. 27,30- Bonitafest Melodrama- 5305 Sweetwater Rd 7:30pm sell refreshments 7pm

Oct. 7  – Zoo Optimist art workshop 7:45am need reservation;help Kaiser pediatric families with art backstage at zoo, then free time at zoo 
Oct. 20-22–Optimist Book Sale, 4355 Bonita Rd. Museum, Help Fri 2-5,sell lunch Sat 11-4, Sun. 11am-4pm
Oct. 21 - JOI District Mtg. 10-1:00pm 17 JOI clubs interact at Stein Farm, 1808 F Ave., National City 91950 
Oct. 29 – Help at Elementary School carnivals or Trick or Treat for canned goods for food bank

Nov. 4 – Spanish Special needs student parent mtg 7:45-11:45 Southwestern College pkg lot J to student union
Nov. ? - campus food fair fundraiser – sell food in quad at noon
Nov. 11 - Zoo Optimist art workshop 7:45 am need reservation;help Kaiser pediatric families at zoo entrance, then zoo tour

Dec.21 - Bonita Optimist pack holiday food boxes 8am-9am 
Dec. 16-Jan 10 winter recess

Jan. 20 - - JOI District Mtg. Mission Bay beach cleanup, District Clubs interact 10am-1:00pm Santa Clara Recreation Ctr.1008 Santa Clara Place, San Diego 92109 Bring children’s books for special elementary school
Jan. 25-Feb.10 – SouperBowl of Caring/Optimist.org collection for homeless teens
Jan. 31 - deadline apply for Optimist Oratorical contests, rules at www.Optimist.org/scholarships with final district awards of $2500 

Feb. 1 – deadline, turn in Optimist Essay contest with final District award of $2500. Applications at Optimist.org/scholarships
Feb. 3 – Help at Fundraiser Winter Princess Ball 5-7pm Corpus Christi Church 450 Corral Canyon Rd
Feb.10-Mar.20– JOI of Reading Month-students read to younger students/promote reading

Mar. 1 – tech rehearsal for DANCE FOR A CURE @ Eastlake high 1120 Eastlake Parkway 4-5pm
Mar. 2,3 –DANCE FOR A CURE (Hip Hop Show) 7:00pm@ 1120 Eastlake Parkway, C.V. 91914 $15 tickets

Mar. 1– Bonita Optimist Oratorical club level contest 6pm Province House 4370 Sweetwater Rd. final District award of $2500. Forms & rules at www.Optimist.org/scholarships 
Mar. 10 - JOI District convention Coronado beach cleanup & lunch, elect district officers, apply to go to JOI International convention trip, Ottawa, Canada July 4,5,6,7,  2018
Mar. 17-April 2 Sweetwater schools Spring break
Mar 24 – help set up Bonita Optimist Easter Egg Hunt,

Apr.4-19– Junior Optimist club elections for next year
April 5 –   deadline to apply for Bonita Optimist College Awards 

July 4,5,6,& 7, 2018  – JOI International Convention in Ottawa, Canada - make international friends, attend educational workshops, train to be leaders between the talent show, great speakers & an election of JOI International officers with winners announced at the formal dinner 

Advisor – ElaineMLucca@hotmail.com 619-300-3131  




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