President Nick Prillaman Jr., his beautiful wife Dottie, and O.I. Representative Jim Oliver were in town on a tour of the West Coast Regional Optimist Districts.
President Nick attended the Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day and got into town that evening. Governor Lynn and her husband Jim took them to dinner at C-Level on Harbor Island, where the dignitaries got to see the Downtown San Diego skyline for the very first time! They were thrilled!
The following day, we toured the USS Midway. It was always a dream of President Nick’s to be on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier- check that one off the bucket list! After the tour, the group lunched at The Fish Market Restaurant.
That evening, the CALSO District came out in force for the dinner held in President Nick’s honor at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant. There were about 31 in attendance. The President gave a speech about the status of the Optimist Organization and what it means to live the Optimist Creed daily. He was ecstatic about the turnout and meeting all of the members of this vibrant district!