THE MAIN PLACE OPTIMISTS CLUB OF ERIN

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


MPO board of directors oversee the operations and the program director to bring about new and improved children's programs.

MPO Board Directors: We are a working board with various duties divided up among us.
Mary Shields – President of Main Place Optimist Club of Erin (MPO). Former Erin municipal councillor and
community leader. Project manager for community projects, entrepreneur. Chairs meetings, oversees committees,
​chief funding officer.
Jill MacPherson – Yoga instructor, past program director for YMCA and Boys and Girls Club camps for 10 years.  Program advisor and organizer.
Wendy Parr, CPA, CGA, BComm (Hons) Former Senior Accountant. 
Grant Thornton LLP – MPO Board Treasurer. 
Ted Simmonds – Governor of Optimist Clubs Zone 6 Ontario, retired high school teacher. - Key Optimist Club advisor.
Liz Armstrong – Community leader, program manager, writer, marketing - Website writer, Advertising.
Tanja Parsley – President of Partners in Performance. Corporate advisor.
Don Staddon – President of Erin Optimist Club. Owner of Don’s Auto Electric, Outdoor Sign advertising.

Sue Montgomery – Optimist International administration expert, MPO Board Secretary.


Program Director: Kevin MacPherson - Graduate of Erin District High School - Volunteer camp counselor, basketball & soccer coach for over 13 years in Erin.

MAIN PLACE OPTIMISTS OF ERIN (MPO) 
Is an organization dedicated to continuing the dream of its founder the late Patrick Suessmuth by providing basketball and ongoing recreational youth programs in the Town of Erin. We have created an enthusiastic team and are continuing to develop a financial and organizational plan to ensure his dream is viable and sustainable. 




MEET KEVIN MACPHERSON

MPO CAMP DIRECTOR

​​We are fortunate to have the guidance of Pat’s most experienced Main Place staff members and camp directors, Kevin MacPherson of Erin. Kevin worked with Pat for 10 years and has a strong commitment to carrying on Pat’s work running kids camps and after-school programs under the Main Place Optimist Club of Erin.

You can email Kevin at MainPlaceOptimists@gmail.com




Kevin MacPherson

Pat Suessmuth

Main Place Optimist Club of Erin

PO Box #582, Erin, ON

MainPlaceOptimists@gmail.com

Phone: 519-938-0708.