On the eve of Optimist International’s 100 Anniversary, The Rainbow Optimist Club - Southwestern Ontario was formed.  They received their charter on September 10, 2018 to become the first in the world to join the Optimist International family.  The Rainbow Optimist Club promotes inclusion and diversity to the rural communities of Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford Counties to improve the lives for LGBT2Q+ youth. 

Charter Members 
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Board of Directors
President:                         Lorna MacDougall
Vice President:                 Pat Shanahan
Secretary:                         Heather Meadows
Treasurer:                         Martin Withenshaw
Director:                            Lynn Blumas

Would like to find out more?  Join us for one of our monthly meetings.  We meet the second Tuesday of the month.

Meeting: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Email us for more information: RainbowOptimist@gmail.com