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 2016- 2017 DATES TO SAVE:

Oct 1  Optimist Oratorical Contest preparation begins "What the World                    Gains from Optimism"

Oct 1  Optimist Essay Contest preparation begins "Facing Optimism in the            Face of Challenge"

Nov. 8  JOI District meeting and beach clean-up at Mission Bay

Jan 28 JOI District mtg 10-1 at Stein Farm, 1808 F Ave. National City

Jan 30-Feb 10 "Souper Bowl of Caring"/Optimist.org collection for                                        homeless teens

Jan 31  Club deadline for the Essay Contest

Feb 9-10 Dance for a Cure; Eastlake High School

Mar 31  Club deadline for Oratorical Contest

Apr. 8 JOI District convention 10-1, Coronado Shores beach, Coronado

Jul 3-6  JOI International Convention; Alburquerque, New Mexico

BONITA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL OCTAGON 2014- 2015 HIGHLIGHTS:

Aug. 8 – help host Bonita Optimist blood drive, 4475 Bonita Rd CV Golf parking lot 1:30-7pm

Aug. 29 Host S D Blood mobile 12:30-6:00pm near 750 Otay Lakes Rd. (Ralph’s parking lot)

Sept.13– Zoo Optimist art workshop 7:45 am with Kaiser pediatric families, then zoo tour

Sept. 13 – Bonitafest – bean bag toss booth for ‘slightly used’ stuffed animals at BVHS parking lot

Sept. 24,25,26,27 Bonitafest Melodrama- 5305 Sweetwater Rd 7:30pm sell refreshments


Oct. 26- Children’s Hospital Cancer Research 1 mile/4 mile Walk @ Sea World 7am preregister/volunteer to help w/ Optimist, family & friends @ ShamuAndYouWalk.org 

Oct. 31 – Help at Elementary School carnivals or Trick or Treat for canned goods for food bank

Nov. - BVHS campus food fair fundraiser – sell food in quad at noon

Jan. 25-Feb.10 – SouperBowl of Caring/Optimist.org collection for homeless teens

Jan. 31 – Feb. 10 apply for Optimist Oratorical contests; rules www.Optimist.org/scholarships

Feb. 1 – deadline, turn in Optimist Essay contest, topic – “Optimism Should Be a Priority” with final District award of $2500. Applications at Optimist.org/scholarships
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Mar. 6 & 7 –7pm DANCE FOR A CURE (Hip Hop Show) @ 1120 Eastlake Parkway, C.V., CA 91914 Tickets $15; sign up on Facebook @ BVH Octagon to be front of the line

Mar.14 - JOOI District convention, 10-1 Stein Farm, 1808 F Ave.National City 91950 elect district officers, apply JOOI International convention trip

Mar.28 – help set up Bonita Optimist Easter Egg Hunt, Rohr Park

July 5,6 & 7 – JOOI International Convention in New Orleans - 

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


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