Photos by Rick Lakin and Henry Vaca Escandon
Photos by Rick Lakin and Henry Vaca Escandon
Sun and Sea News! Kids n’ Kastles Registration Now Open!
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The kids will be building Sand Castles sponsored by IB Optimists.
Fellow IB Optimists: Here is the photo of food boxes we gave to seven needy families at VIP Village Pre School. Fun project and very much appreciated!
It is with great sadness that I share news of the death of Courtney Arciaga, daughter of Sue and RC. Courtney had a form of progeria, called the aging disease, and had been fragile her entire life. However, Courtney had a great spirit and loved helping with Optimist fund raising events. That tiny body fought very hard and lived her life to the fullest. I always thought God selected the perfect parents for her because Sue and RC encouraged her and fought for her with patience and love. The family has gathered together now to mourn and remember their wonderful “princess.”
Donations can be made in Courtney’s name to the Sunshine Foundation. I’m sure you could give checks to the family later or you could send donations directly to: Sunshine Foundation, 1041 Mill Creek Drive, Feastereville, PA 19053. Optimists, some of you will remember that a couple of years ago Courtney did a presentation about this group at our meeting. It is similar to Make a Wish and Courtney enjoyed several trips courtesy of the foundation. You can find their website at Sunshine Foundation.
Just remember the beautiful person that Courtney was her entire life…
A couple of you have asked how you can help with our Thanksgiving Dinner delivery and our Adopt Seven Families for Christmas. One way would be to donate to our holiday fund. You could send cash or a check to Bill Zidbeck at 1107 Fifth Ave. IB 91932. Bill is coordinator of our holiday projects. This is a voluntary donation of any amount you could afford.
Oct 08, 2017 08:42PM ● Published by Paul Spear
Gallery: The Imperial Beach Optimists Swore In New Officers and Celebrated Another Successful Year and Handed Out Awards on Tuesday [4 Images] Click any image to expand.
The Imperial Beach Optimists Swore In New Officers and Celebrated Another Successful Year at Ice Cream Social Last Tuesday
The Imperial Beach Optimists Swore in New Officers and Celebrated Another Successful Year as They Honored Members at on Ice Cream Social on Tuesday at Seaside Candy!
The Imperial Beach Optimists held an Ice Cream Social to induct their new coming officers and pass out honors to members last Tuesday at Seaside Candy. Incoming officers included: Raleigh Sanders, Optimist Foundation Representative; Sue Arciaga, new President; Estela Mora, Secretary; and Jean Ordonez, Treasurer. They also honored “Rookie of the Year” Joe Stancer and Eric Syverson, “Optimist of the Year” for Imperial Beach.
The Optimists have been very instrumental in helping children in IB every year and one of their major events every year is sponsoring Kids N Kasles at the Sun and Sea Festival.
The Imperial Beach Optimists meet the first and third Tuesday’s of the month at the Fleet Reserve at 659 Silver Strand Blvd. in Imperial Beach. If you have an interest in becoming a member, stop by a meeting or contact any member.
Photo credit: Teresa Vaca
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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach
MINUTES FOR October 17, 2017
In Attendance: Sue Arciaga, Don Hamilton, Bill Zidbeck, Gaby Henry, Melinda Rose, Laura Patterson, Linda Clarke, Joe Stancer, Virginia Syverson, Barbara Elliott-Sanders GUESTS (soon to be members): Paul Spear, Ben Hazel, Ken Largin Virginia will send membership forms to our three new members.
Meeting called to order by President Sue Arciaga. Sympathy card for Jean Ordonez and family sent around. Optimist Jorge Ordonez passed away last Sunday evening.
Barbara gave the invocation; Bill led the flag salute.
Everyone in attendance introduced themselves. Don has ordered 30 Optimist pins so we can learn each other’s names better.
Ken who does knife making and historical displays would welcome a sign saying his events are sponsored by IB Optimists. He and Virginia will research this.
REMINDER: Dues of $85 for the year (or installment plan amount) are due now. Checks could be sent to Treasurer Jean or given to officers at any time. Jean’s address is: 156 Elm Ave. IB 91932
POSSIBLE FUND RAISERS: Since Little Red Café is no longer in business, we need to find new fund raisers. Sue and Gaby will speak to owner of Big Kahuna where we could earn a percent of dinners. Barbara suggested Sea 180 for its Making Money Mondays. We could also have a basket auction there. Joe will speak with someone about earning money through H & R Block tax prep.
SUN & SEA REPORT: The Festival will be July 14 with Mayor’s breakfast and other events on Friday, July 13. Eric attended the first meeting this week. The day after Sandcastle Saturday will also be a beach concert by the local band, P.O.D., so it will be a full weekend.
SPEAKERS: Sue will set up a calendar for several speakers. We will have Bill talk about his life soon.
ROBERT BURNS NIGHT: Don announced he will host a “Burns Night” event at his home in January (20th?). This will feature the story of Robert Burns, famous Scottish poet.
Meeting adjourned by President Sue with “Promise Yourself” creed. Next meeting: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7.
Respectfully submitted, Virginia Syverson, Sub for Secretary