determines its own projects and priorities based on input from

its members and its available budget.  Listed below are some

projects that have been undertaken or sponsored:

Our Links Click on Name

About Us

The club holds one dinner meeting a month at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Camp Heidelberg.  The Board of Directors meets on the 4th Tuesday and the other Tuesdays are devoted to work parties in maintaining Camp Heidelberg and Camp Bamberg, as required.  Special events and programs to which spouses are invited may be scheduled at dinner meetings "from time to time".
Current membership dues are $60.00 annually.
Management of club affairs rests with a Board of Directors consisting of the President, the immediate Past President, two Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, a Secretary and eight (8) other Board members.  All programs and club activities are supervised by a committee of at least two club members.

Camp Heidelberg and Camp Bamberg

Youth Appreciation • Oratorical Contests • Spelling Bee • Jr. Golf
YMCA day camp - Week end camps - Outdoor Education Programs
Essay Contests - Childhood Cancer - Community Service Assistance

Hoby - Hugh O'Brian Leadership - Kids Help Phone - Monica Place

K-W Collegiate & Vocational School - Dinner for needy

Child Witness Centre - Waterloo Board of Education

Day camps - Weekend Camps - Just Say “No” to drugs
Respect for Law - Minor League Soccer - Bike Safety - T-Ball
Anti-Bullying - Boy Scouts/Girl Guides camps

We Supports a number of Community Organizations 
Pride Stables
Nation Service Dogs of Cambridge, ON
Water Wellington Science & Engineering Fair
Nutrition for Learning
Dcamps (Canadian Diabetes Camps for kids)
Victims of Violence (Canadian Centre for Missing Children) 

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.  
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,

and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

K-W Optimist Club Club

  To Join Us - Contact us at     Phone: 1-519 885-1119

​  E-mail:

Our Official Name

Optimist Club of Kitchener-Waterloo,Ontario

2017- 2018 Officers
Nick Prillaman Jr.

Jim Pipe
LT. GOVERNOR Brenda Brgudac

K-W Optimist Club
Executive & Board

President: Ralph Sperling

    1st V.P.: Tom Dagg
   2nd V.P.: Jim Stuart

Past Pres: Rick La Rush
Treasurer: Joe MacEachen
 Secretary: Ian  Fraser


John Mahoney
Martin Wilson
George Harper

Brad Straus                          Harvey Fry                              Kyle Bossie                       Robert Parent

Bulletin Editor 

KW Optimist Club
Meetings are
Dinner: 7 PM
2nd Tues of the month.

Board Meetings: 7PM
4th Tues of the month


All requests should have:

• a contact name

• address if possible

• a phone number

• an email address would be nice

ALL requests must be submitted in writing and mailed to:

K-W Optimist Optimist Club

P.O. Box 42052

550 King Street North

Waterloo, ON N2L 6K5

Please DO NOT call and leave information on our messaging service. The information is not forwarded to the committee.

Donations Welcome

The K-W Optimist DOES accept donations.

Anyone wishing to donate to our club with a cash or in-kind donation please contact us by mail, phone or by email

We do supply a taxable receipt.

We are a Federally registered charity.

Thank you so much


Optimist volunteers devote their time to support the Youth of their communities.  The OPTIMIST CLUB OF KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO provides services to over 6,300 children in our area last year.

Fund Raising
Major fundraising events include

Bingo (Kitchener Charities Bingo)


VW Bug Out,

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival,

Horror Trail Run and Frosty Trail Run.

Plus others

New Members Welcome - Women and Men

Benefits of membership in the

Optimist Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Involvement with the Youth of the community;
Making the community a better place in which to live;
Meeting and interacting with other civic-minded persons;
Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle;
Improving your leadership skills;
Developing social contacts with others in the community;
Special access and use of the club facilities.