CALSO District # 41
Optimist International President’s Reception
President Adrian M. Elcock
2019 – 2020
Where: The Home of Jim and Sally Ann Zoll, 550 Alameda Blvd, Coronado,
Date: Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Refreshments and heavy hors d ‘oeuvres
Cost: $ 25 per person
rsvp: Secretary Bonnie Styles ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
December 5th, 2019 – Bonita Optimist Christmas Dinner:
We enjoyed listening to the children sing many Christmas carols. What a delight to listen to these kids!! This children are sponsored by the La Maestra Foundation.
To reach out to this Foundation, you can contact Chris Ewald at 619/550-6549 or e-mail: email@example.com
December 12, 2019 – Bonita Optimist morning meeting:
Lori Pfeiler and Anthony Flores from the SD Habitat for Humanity joined us sharing their experience in helping families through San Diego providing a place to live. Please see attached flier. If you need additional information, or want to help, please contact Anthony Flores at 858-449-0701 or e-mail: Anthony.firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity takes good usable clean furniture, appliances 7 years or newer, and home improvement materials for their ReStore Operation. They do not take clothing, beds, or thrift items. Primarily home improvement items and/or materials.
This Wednesday, December 18th at 4:00 pm, Optimist Board Meeting at Vicki’s home – Please RSVP (Thank you)
This Thursday, December 19th at 6:00 am, Chuck & Carol Hamilton along with Tim Jeffries will be meeting at Ralph’s to pick up the food items for our Military Baskets. The rest of us will meet at the Provence House at 7:00 am to help assemble the baskets (boxes). Coffee & donuts will be provided. RSVP will be appreciated. 😉
Thursday, December 26th, we will not have a morning meeting due to the Christmas Holidays. Merry Christmas everyone!!
January 1, 2020, Past President Breakfast!!: Debi Munoz, Immediate Past President, has offered to organize the committee to make this a successful celebration!
Committees: Shoppers, Cooks, Bartenders, Set Up Crew, Clean Up Crew. Sign up now! Debi would love for your to volunteer.
Past Presidents: Better start looking for your yellow Optimist aprons! 😉 If you don’t know who you are, please see attached photo (ha ha)
January 2, 2020, the event at Jim Zoll’s home is to meet & greet the President of Optimist International, Adrian M. Elcock. There will be“heavy appetizers”& wine. Price is $25 per person. 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 550 Alameda Blvd., Coronado, CA 92118. Please RSVP to Bonny Styles at email@example.com.
January 2, 2020: No Night Meeting for the Bonita Optimists. However, Jim Zoll from the Coronado Optimists has extended an invitation to join him at his home from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm to meet and greet Adrian, Optimist International President. What a fabulous opportunity!! Jim Zoll’s address is 550 Alameda Blvd., Coronado, CA 92118. Please RSVP to Jim at 619/435-1398. If he doesn’t answer, please leave him a message that you are attending.
Services & Celebration of Life for 2 of our Optimist Members:
January 3, 2020: Bob Jones – 11:00 am El Camino Cemetery – Celebration of Life at the Bonita Golf Course – 2:00 pm
January 24, 2020: Roger Tibbetts – 12:15 pm in line at the Miramar National Cemetery – Celebration of Life to follow at the Provence House.
The loss of these 2 fine gentlemen has been a real loss for our Community.
Bonita Optimist Co-Secretary: Vicki Garcia-Golden & Sally Gonzalez
Joint Junior Optimist Clubs Support “Breakfast with Santa”
On Saturday, December 7th, members from the Carmel Valley Middle School Junior Optimist Club, and the Canyon Crest Academy Junior Optimist Club, both sponsored by the Del Mar – Solana Beach Optimist Club helped with the setup, serving, and cleanup at the San Dieguito County Park’s “Breakfast With Santa” event. They prepared the stage for Santa’s arrival and photo opportunities, helped with food service, and cleaned up after the event.
Left to right: Pavan C, Priya C, & Hari W, Sophia C, Hana O, Julianne S, & Eric L
Thanks to Ranger Alejandro and Ranger Gaby for inviting our Junior Optimist Clubs to help at the San Dieguito County Park events. And thanks to all the JOI Club members who showed up to help out.
Write up – Baking Project at Ronald McDonald House
On Sunday December 8th, nine members of the Canyon Crest Academy Junior Optimist Club went to the Ronald McDonald House to make holiday treats for the families of kids being treated in Rady Children’s Hospital. With some efficient teamwork, the group was able to complete their menu of baked treats that comprised gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, blueberry muffins, vanilla and chocolate frosted cupcakes and triple chocolate brownies.
Attendees (from left to right): Hannah W, Ryan C, Priya C, Rohan A, Hari W, Aanika D, Madison S, Sydney S, & Kaylin H
Thanks to Mrs Wentworth & Mrs Cressy for chaperoning, driving and helping gather supplies & equipment.