Gregorio’s was a wonderful time!! Total head count for this evening was over 40 with our Silent Auction bringing in over $400. Gregorio’s is still working on the final numbers of the bills, however, I heard one table spent over $300!!
Our next fundraising event is our Halloween Bowl-A-Thon, which is scheduled for Sunday, October 29th, 12 – 3 in Oceanside. Our goal for this event is to have more bowlers in attendance that were at our July event!!
Ginny has been making phone calls to remind people about our membership dues. Please let me know if you do NOT plan on renewing your membership ASAP so I can make OI aware!
Some of our past and present members have been having some health issues so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers!!
I believe that our Oratorical Contest might be moving along at this point. David has offered to help any way that he can and one of our members has approached me in regarding to Chairing this event. Once this has been finalized, I will be sure to relay that info.
I am asking all members to please make a conscious effort to attend our meetings. As many of you know, we are not holding our golf tournament this year and we need all members/Friends of Optimists for any new fundraising ideas that they have. I love that our mission is ‘to help local kids in the community’ and with the golf tournament not on our calendar, we definitely need everyone’s input as to some new ideas for fundraising and for moving our Club into the future.
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We are always looking for new members!! If you know of anyone that would make a great addition to our club, please invite them to a meeting! Give me a call and I would be happy to personally invite them as well!
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Saturday, September 30th: No meeting
Wednesday, October 4th: Thank you to Joe and Carol who will be taking food to Stand Up for Kids today! (As of right now, this has been postponed indefinitely.)
Saturday, October 7th: No meeting
Saturday, October 14th: Membership meeting at 9am at El Camino Country Club; (Karen out of town, I have asked Kevin to be preside over this meeting) Skip will be collecting money at this meeting. Nathan Nash will be speaking to us regarding his Eagle Scout project that he just finished!
Saturday, October 21st: Kelly School Carnival; 8-4; JT is Chairmen for this event; No meeting at the club due to this event.
Saturday, October 28th: Membership meeting at 9am at El Camino Country Club; Joe Kametz from Gohl Clinic of Chiropractic will be speaking on ‘The Law of Life’; Reilly Cornwall from a local Girl Scout troop will be sharing her vision for her Gold Award with us as well!! Board of Director’s meeting at Skip’s house at 10:15ish.
Sunday, October 29th: Halloween Themed Bowl-A-Thon; Skip is the Chair for this event; 12-3pm; Silent Auction items/Gift baskets are needed!! Please continue to invite bowlers for this event!
Wednesday, November 1st: Thank you to Kevin who will be taking food to Stand Up for Kids today! (This might be postponed.)
Saturday, November 4th: Membership meeting at 9am at El Camino Country Club (Street Fair will be discussed.)
Sunday, November 5th: Carlsbad Street Fair; Please let me know if you would like to Chair this event!! (Ginny has offered to help.)
Saturday, November 11th: NO meeting
Saturday, November 18th: Membership meeting at 9am at El Camino Country Club; (Kevin will be hosting this meeting, Logistics of Guide On will be discussed.)
Saturday, November 25th: NO meeting
Saturday, December 2nd: NO meeting at Country Club; Breakfast potluck for members will be held at Karen/Greg’s home. (More info to come.)
Wednesday, December 6th: Thank you to Ginny who will be taking food to Stand Up for Kids today! (This might be postponed.)
Saturday, December 9th: Membership meeting at 9am at El Camino Country Club; (Kevin will be hosting this meeting, Logistics of Guide On will be discussed.)
Saturday, December 16th: Guide On holiday party; 10:30 – 2:30pm; Volunteers are needed.
Saturday, December 23rd: NO meeting
Saturday, December 30th: NO meeting
Saturday, January 6th: Membership meeting at 9am at El Camino Country Club; Logistics of Carlsbad Marathon will be discussed
Sunday, January 14th: Tri-City Carlsbad Marathon; water station; minimum of 40 volunteers; Thank you to Yemi and Val who will be helping JT with this event!
Rich Busby (10/16) Joe Ayers (10/26)
October/November Anniversary Skip Griffin (10/14/14) Joseph dePorras (10/27/16) Alesia Clark (10/27/16)
Let nothing affect your Optimism and the state of your positivism.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.