President's Message

It’s about the Youth of Milton, and more…..

The primary focus of the Optimist Club of Milton is the Youth of Milton and surrounding area and more.


The youth are our future and our members and although that is our primary focus we believe that we also have a repsosiblity to our community. By making our community a better place to live for everyone, young and old. As we help the youth and our community we in turn help ourselves to grow and feel great for our accomplishments. 

People join the Optimist Club for various reasons and our club is made up of a “Family of Adults” who like to have FUN while they give back to the Community where they live.

My wife and I moved to Milton about 7 years ago and shortly after moving here I came across the Sunday Night Classic Car Show held in the Milton Go Parking Lot. Being a bit of a car buff but as a DJ more interested in music I wanted to get involved with the Sunday night Cruise. At that tiem the Optimist Club was helping the original organizers with the Cruise. I met some of the people, went to an introduction dinner meeting and joined shortly thereafter. A few years later the original organizers after 20 plus years wanted to step back. I presented to the board that we continue the Cruise and we have been doing so for the last 2 years. The Car Cruise has been a huge success and lots of fun for the whole family. The best part is the money we have raised for Food4Kids, Lighthouse For Grieving Children, Girls Inc. The Milton Hospital Auxilary and many other Milton youth programs. 

Are you are looking for an opportunity to give back?  There are many great Service Clubs in Milton to choose from.  The social aspect of any Club is important to consider.  Part of our recent growth is because we have learned how to make volunteering FUN, and rewarding at the same time.  

It’s a great honour and privilege to lead this “Family” in their quest to support the Youth of Milton.

Come check us out, there’s still lots of need for our support, and fun to be had.

For more information, Call Me Anytime at 289-350-1188 or by Email: 

Yours in Optimism,

Opt. Rob Hewlett

President 2016-2017