Friday, May 1, 2015

Awards Time...

Emma and Teri went to Centralia High School to present Amanda Rueda 
with the first-place award in our essay contest. Congrats Amanda‪#‎CCOCWA‬

Saturday, April 18, 2015

National April Pools Day

On April 11th the Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club once again joined forces with Thorbecks Fitness Gym to bring smiles to the many faces of the children that came to April Pools Day. This is a national event that the pools do to help teach water safety to children everywhere and we, the optimist ,were included to show bike safety fir the kids. We were able to reach out to 83 children of various ages the simple rules of the road, riding with a proper helmet ,and just to be able to have fun with no risk. The pool is indoors so were were given a small room to use in case of rain and guess what? We had rain. Did this dampen our event? No way! We had Les and Star lead the class and do an imaginary ride through the hallway of the gym. Showing kids some things that can happen when riding a bike. They were asked simple questions and all were able to answer them. We had fun and the kids got excited as well. Our local police department helped by being there to talk to kids and also by donating a girls bike for the raffle. The club purchased a boys bike to add to the raffle and all the kids had to do to get a ticket was come through our class. Needless to say the winners were so excited and everyone walked away with something new. The kids a lesson to ride and us the ability to know the children had fun.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

What our club has been up too and upcoming events... We have so much fun..

Come check out one of our meetings...

The Chehalis-Centralia Optimist club members are gathering once again to
 hear from 3 outstanding students of the month. They will come have dinner
 with us and then answer some questions by the members just so we can 
see what the staff of all three schools see in them. 
We will do this four more times for a total of 9 students from three schools. hard it gets just having to pick one student from each school as the 
Student of the Year.
 It is a challenge but one we meet each year.
Feel free to come and join us. Next meeting will be 
March 17th at the Twin Cities Senior Center
Hope to see you there.

Optimist Essay contest

The Chehalis-Centralia Optimists Club was finally able to pick our winning entry for the Optimist Essay contest. Wow... so glad we did not have to be a judge. We had 15 awesome entries and one was picked the winner while the rest were in our eyes winners to. We will send the essay off to the next level of competition and cross our fingers the student will win the $2500.00 scholarship. Here is a big shout out to all of the students who gave their best.....
We salute you!!!!!! Keep writing and you will go far. Winners to be announced soon.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Optimist Creed: Promise Yourself...

The Optimist Creed is an inspirational and motivation statement of value. The Optimist Creed was adopted by Optimist International in 1922 and is used as a final closing statement in Optimist Club meetings around the world. The creed was originally written by Christian D. Larson with the title "Promise 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Fairway Lanes Bowling Center

1501 South Gold

Centralia, Washington 998531

11:00 A.M. Until 3:00 P.M.

Kids from Age 6 to 16 are welcome 

(Max of 80 kids)

Create a team of 4 or more and collect donations.

Each participant is asked to set a goal of $100.00 or more.

(All donations are tax-deductible)

Cost to bowl is $5.00 which includes

2 games, shoes, pizza & soda

All proceeds will help fund Childhood Cancer

Research, Scholarships and Youth Events.

For more information or registration form go to

Or call Emma Ball @ 360-623-1311

May 9, 2015

20 miles - Easy for hard-core riders (and only mildly challenging for those who don’t ride often.)Two hills, one food stop. 
48 miles - A mild ride with two hills and three food stops.
68 miles - Considered a medium ride with a few hills and four food stops.
100 miles - A medium difficulty ride that takes you on some real county side roads. Four food 

Registration Fees: 

20 mile & 48 mile rides $35.00 
Day of ride $45.00
68 mile & 100 mile rides $45.00 
Day of ride $55.00
Family (kids under 16 free with parent)
On-site registration will available the day of the ride between 6:30 am and 9:30 AM.

Sponsored by Chehalis-Centralia Optimists Club

For registration info. go to


Club Members:


Sunday, March 1, 2015

What a fun regional meeting.

February 28, 2015
What a crew of Optimist Club members at the Washington Regional meeting
It was a wonderful day with wonderful people. 
Having a big meeting today .. 
Meeting people from all over the area.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What is the Optimist Club?

  1. Optimist Clubs are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" and do their part through community service programs. Since eachClub is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit.
We provide programs that recognize and involve children. 
Join an Optimist Club today and share optimism with the future