Optimist Club members (pictured above, left to right) are: front row – Tom Ciak, Lt. Governor Zone 1; Bob Sefrit, Marion Oswald, Amy Sefrit, Jay Smith, and Roger Martin; second row – Dave Scarbrough, Bill Slaughter, Marshal Oswald, Sam Creed, Jim Ball, and Jim Holtz.

The Fairfax Optimist Club recently installed officers for the 2018-2019 year. Tom Ciak, Lt. Governor Zone 1, conducted the installation. Officers installed were: Bob Sefrit, president; Marion Oswald, vice-president; Amy Sefrit, secretary; Jay Smith, treasurer; and Roger Martin, Foundation Chair.

The club supports children and youth activities throughout the year by both donation and time as well as sponsoring the Fairfax Fair.

In October the club will be serving doughnuts to the Fairfax R-3 band at the conclusion of their successful marching season. They will also be sponsoring the Spook Parade at the park on Halloween.

Optimists welcome new members who would like to “bring out the best in kids.” The Optimists meet each Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at the Daybreak Cafe.