Welcome to the website of the Optimists Club, Jersey
The Optimists Club, Jersey is a members only sports and social club. Founded in 1963, the club has been based at 19 Oxford Road, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands since 1975.
The Club currently runs two league crib teams, a golf society, a pool team, a battle of flowers section and a thrift club. It also holds various social activities throughout the year and has recently launched a new al fresco area for summertime drinking.
The clubroom at 19 Oxford Road is open from 9pm until 1am on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays and from 11am until 1pm on Sundays for Club members and their guests. A guest book is held behind the bar for Club members to sign in their guests.
Membership forms are available from behind the bar or by using the "contact us" page of the website.
The club will be having a Christmassy evening on Friday 10th December with mince pies and mulled wine on offer as well as the thrift club payout.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The club will be holding an al fresco and bbq evening on Friday 19th August. The club will be open from 5.30pm and there will be hotdogs and burgers available to purchase. No tickets are required for this, just come along on the evening.
The Committee for 2011-2012 was elected as follows:
President: Andrew Bouchard
Vice President: Paul Michel
Hon. Treasurer: Jake Patel
Hon. Secretary: Laura Dautun
Committee Members: Neil Pugsley, Lisa Pugsley, Craig Vibert, Richard Bouchard and Marje Audoire.
Congratulations to Andrew on his appointment as President.
Subscriptions: Please note that 2011-2012 subs are now due. It was voted at the AGM that the subs will remain the same as last year, £30 for
adults and £7.50 for juniors/overseas.
In an effort to attract new members to the club, the committee have decided to run a promotional offer between now and the end of September. Any member introducing a brand new member will get their membership for the half price sum of £15 (or a 50% refund if already paid £30). In addition the new member will also get their first years subs at half price*. This is a great club and the committee are looking to get more people to enjoy not only the refurbished clubroom but also the numerous activities the club run.
- offer only applies to full adult membership, not junior/overseas;
- the new member must not have previously been a member of the Optimists Club;
- the current member will only get one 50% reduction, i.e. if you introduce 2 new members you will only get £15 off your membership,
not £30. Please do feel free to introduce more than one new member!;
A charity quiz night is being held at the club on Saturday 23rd July. Teams of up to 6 are welcome to enter. Tickets are priced at £10 per person, to include food and there's a cash prize for the winning team. Proceeds are going to the Jersey Chesire Homes. Anyone wishing to enter should contact Craig Vibert or ask at the bar.
The Annual BBQ will be held from 5pm on Saturday 30th July at St Lawrence Football Club. Tickets are available from behind the bar, or by contacting any of the committee.
The Optimists Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 28th June, 8pm in the club room. This is your chance to pose any questions you may have to the committee and raise any concerns you may have. Please make every effort to attend. The committee nomination form is now up so if you fancy helping to shape the future of your club, get your name down! The committee will be taking the opportunity to advise members of the outcomes from the questionnaires sent to all members in January.
Dates for your diary:
The Grand Opening of the new Al Fresco Area is happening this Friday, 27th May from 6pm with a light buffet.
Saturday 28th May- BBQ followed by Champions League Final, Manchester United V Barcelona on the big screen. If you'd like food, please either put your name on the board or email Andy Bouchard.
Sunday 29th May- Walkovers Cricket Club are having a BBQ on the new Al Fresco area after their Sunday afternoon match.Club opens at 6pm. All Optimists members welcome to attend.
Saturday 30th July- Optimists Annual BBQ. Place, price and time TBC.
The Summer Crib will start on Thursday 2nd June and continue on Thursday evenings through the Summer. Don't worry if you can't make the initial couple of weeks but if you would like to enter, please let Andy Bouchard know or put you name on the list at the club.
The Summer Pool League will also be starting on Thursday 2nd June. Again, if you would like to enter, please let Andy Bouchard know or put you name on the list at the club.
The club is looking for a cleaner for 1-2 hours per week. Pay will be reasonable so the committee wanted to offer the hours to a member in the first instance. If you're interested please contact Andy Bouchard.
Finally, the club now has the ability to broadcast information to members via text message. If you would like to be kept informed of social events via text message please contact Andy Bouchard.
Thank you to eveyone who took the time to fill in the questionnaires sent out in the mail. The Committee will be reporting on the outcomes of the questionnaire at this year's AGM.
Work has begun on this year's float design. Paul has requested that as many people as possible attend Meadowbank this Saturday morning, 19th March, as this year's design requires the commitment from everyone who wants to be involved, otherwise a smaller design will have to be considered.
Finally, a couple of dates for your diaries:
This year's Scavenger Hunt will be held on Sunday 10th April. Keep an eye on the noticeboard in the club room for more details.
The Optimists Club Annual Dinner will be held on Satuday 14th May at Roseville Bistro. Tickets are £25 per person and menu options need to be chosen ASAP, menus will be available from behind the bar. Come and support your club!