We welcomed Carter Peterson from a local Boy Scout troop to talk about his Eagle Scout project that he will be completing at Valley Middle School within the next couple of weeks. Very impressive presentation and we look forward to hearing how his project plays out.
As many of you are aware, the Guide On holiday party has been cancelled. Many of the kids that were helping have grown up and the needs are different at this stage. We are currently looking for another organization that we can help. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or ideas.
Carlsbad Street Fair is tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 5th!! Thanks to Irene for the many art donations that she has procured, we are hoping to get some interest in membership along with earning some money so we can continue with all of our great projects.
Some of our past and present members have been having some health issues so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers!!
We are moving forward with both the Oratorical and Essay Contest. Pam has already stepped up and stated that she is willing to work on both.
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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Sunday, November 5th: Carlsbad Street Fair; We will need help with this event. Please let Ginny know if you are able to help!
Saturday, November 11th: NO meeting
Saturday, November 18th: Membership meeting at 9am at El Camino Country Club; Braden Cornwall from Boy Scout Troop #### will be speaking to us about his Eagle Scout project.
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. BOD meeting at Karen’s house right after the breakfast potluck.
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.) Joe from Gohl Clinic will be our guest speaker.
Saturday, December 23rd: NO meeting
Saturday, December 30th: NO meeting
Saturday, January 6th: Membership meeting at 9am at El Camino Country Club; Guest Speaker: Dr. Sally Ann Zoll, CEO of United Through Reading CEO. 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!
November/December Birthdays Yemi Atiba (11/4) Willie Pong (11/13) Kevin Radcliffe (11/15) Ginny Unanue (12/5) David Daftary (12/31)
November/December Anniversary Don Elling (11/10/2009) John Chaffin (12/715/2007)
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.
Carter Peterson with family speaking about his Eagle Scout project.