CHS Basketball Optimist Night was on Friday, February 3. Optimist Bob Kracht called the game.  Optimists came out in good numbers in their goldenrod shirts.


Pennies for Pasta begins!

February 3, 2017

Optimists showed up in force to begin counting bags of change for the Pennies for Pasta drive at Coronado Middle School.  Our own Optimist, Jennifer Landry, is also the middle school teacher spearheading this fundraiser.


Optimist Meeting 2-2-17

February 2, 2017

This week’s speaker was long time area Optimist Al Wong, pictured to the left with Optimist President Jim Zoll.   Al shared with us reflections on the history and traditions of Chinese New Year.

For the Chinese New Year it is party time…the elder Chinese bestow upon their children and grandchildren lovely red envelopes of money. Even the banks are getting into the mix and creating their own money envelopes with bank logos on them.

2017 is the Year of the Rooster…and the parties started January 28th for a 30 day of celebrations with dancing dragons and parades.

Check out the calendar and who your best or worst mates could be…according to Al.. trade in the wrong mate for a new one.  So Buddha wanted a birthday party and invited all the animals, but  only 12 showed up.  The Rat was the first so started the Chinese horoscope calendar.


Optimists help with SAFE Conference

Coronado Optimists were on hand to help out yesterday with registration at the 5th annual Coronado SAFE conference at Coronado High School.


It’s Our Birthday!

September 23, 2016

September 23, 1970
from the archives of the Coronado Journal….

“Optimist Club to charter Sept. 23 – David Nash. Capt. USN Ret., acting president of Optimist Club of Coronado, will charter the new civic club on September 23. The signed charter members number seventeen to date. The club will undertake Youth Appreciation Week as their first community project. The local members of the newly formed Optimist Club will participate in Youth Appreciation Week during November 9-15. The objective of this week is to recognize the accomplishments of youth in the home, school, church, and community. And to encourage other civic organizations to publicly show their respect for youth. Finally, the Optimist club hopes to encourage greater interchange of ideas between adults and youth leaders.

The Optimist Club of Coronado meets on Thursday mornings at 7 at La Avenida Restaurant for breakfast. A program of public interest is presented at all club meetings. Capt Nash, and all club members invite men of the community who are not presently affiliated with a civic club to join them at any of their meetings. The object of the club is for good fellowship and the betterment of our youth.”

September 8, 2016

September 8, 2016

Coronado PD Det Corporal Anthony Flores with Explorer Max Stangl who accepted a check for $500 for the continued work by CoPD and in the community of Coronado.


Optimist Club of Coronado – supporting our Coronado youth since 1970


Another Sports Fiesta goes down in the record books!  Perfect weather, fun competition, and a bunch of people in yellow shirts aka the Optimists made for a great morning at Coronado’s North Beach.   Here are the results for today’s competitions.

5K Run Ocean Swim Triathlon Hardrock Paddle Board


Sports Fiesta


August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016

This morning we had a great program on Fracking presented by Rotarian Bob Campbell. Bob was introduced by Ricky Bailey. Bob  gave us a inside view of the history, the politics and the outlook of this method of extracting shale gas from hard to get places. George P. Mitchell was the son of a Greek immigrant who learned petroleum engineering at Texas A & M and became a wealthy philanthropist by betting on and perfecting “fracking”. Bob told a great tale that is not close to having an ending.



torchbearer-erin-presCoronado Optimist Club member Erin Downey shared her experience of carrying the torch for the Olympics in Atlanta, and she brought her big candle to prove it. Pretty neat! She told us all about the adventure and how she stayed close to a young Japanese woman who shared the load.

Coronado Little League

March 13, 2016

We recently received a lovely note from Miho Leonard, team mom for Coronado Little League’s Intermediate Division Team, the A’s, thanking us for sponsoring their team.  They started the season with a victory and haven’t looked back.  Schedule is below!

March 16 4:30
March 19 3:00
March 22 4:30
April 5 4:30
April 9 3:00
April 11 4:30
April 16 12:00
April 20 4:30
April 23 9:00
April 25 4:30