ABOUT

About the Octagon Club

Octagon is an active volunteer organization that is sponsored by the Optimist International group. It retains similar core values as the Optimist International group and participates in both similar and unique events. Monta Vista Octagon has been contributing exceptional service and dedication to the local community for the past 11 years. Our goal is to help the community through your participation while helping our members receive opportunity for both activities and friendships. We offer a variety of activities annually including, but not limited to, Breakfast with Friends, Trek for Treatments Walk, and Stanford Concessions. Octagon also hosts unique events during the year such as the Pie Toss and the Cure Cancer Café which fundraise respectively for the Make a Wish Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We encourage interaction between our members through various member bonding activities scattered throughout the year. We hope that Monta Vista Octagon can make an enormous amount of impact on your lives and that you will join us in creating a better community.


About Optimist International

The Optimist International Organization is a collective group of autonomous sectors that incorporate various unique activities in order to move towards a common goal - the encouragement of improvement and success among local communities. With over 100,000 members and 2,900 clubs in 35 nations, Optimist International is one of the leading service clubs in the world. Their most important philosophy is an optimistic approach with the creed based on "promoting an active interest in good government and civic affairs; inspiring respect for the law; promoting patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; aiding and encouraging the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life, and the world." For more information, please visit: www.optimist.org.


About Relay for Life

Apart from the standard events that are open to our members, Octagon officers have also annually been participating in the Campbell Relay for Life events every summer. We welcome you to help us fundraise or form your own team and help raise money for the American Cancer Society while having an amazing time. Relay for Life, the largest fundraiser, revolves around the central idea that "cancer never sleeps." It encourages people to help fundraise towards finding a cure for cancer and allows participants to camp out in a track. There are Relay for Life events in many different cities including Cupertino [at De Anza College] and Campbell.


About Pietoss

As the first major Octagon event of the year, Pie Toss creates an entertaining experience and exciting atmosphere as students have the permission to throw pies at teachers standing behind the boards. The money acquired from the pies, whip cream on tins, is donated to the Make a Wish foundation


About Monta Vista High School

For more information about our high school, please visit: www.mvhs.fuhsd.org.