Thank you to all of our members who showed up to our meeting this morning. We had a great discussion on our upcoming events and activities!! As I mentioned at our meeting, our Silent Auction raffles have been an extreme success and we would like to incorporate these raffles into all of our upcoming events!! We are asking all of our members to think about contributing an item (gift card, specific items, or gift basket) to our upcoming events.
We have also rescheduled our Induction Brunch to Saturday, September 23rd from 9:30 – 11:30. I will be asking for an RSVP within the next couple of weeks.
Skip has taken the reigns and we will be holding our Halloween themed Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, October 29th from 12-3 in Oceanside. More info to come, however, please plan on bowling, participating, helping at the event. (Yes, we will be having a Silent Auction as well.)
We are in need of an Oratorical Contest Chairperson for Spring 2018!! David will be working on the District Oratorical Contest, however, he has offered to help the Chairperson for this event! Please let me know if this is something that you would like to organize!!
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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**It is my intention to thank ALL of our volunteers in our newsletters. Please let me know if I have missed anyone.**
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 2nd: No Meeting; Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!
Wednesday, September 6th: Thank you to Karen/Greg who will be taking food to Stand Up for Kids today! (This might be postponed.)
Saturday, September 9th: No Meeting
Saturday, September 16th: Membership meeting at 9am at El Camino Country Club
Saturday, September 23rd: INDUCTION BRUNCH at El Camino Country Club from 9:30 – 11:30! Please note that we need to out of the room at 11:30AM!!
Wednesday, September 27th: Gregorio’s Fundraiser, 5-9pm; We will receive 20% of the total bill!! Irene will be making flyers for us to hand out at the Farmer’s Market that day! Silent Auction items/Gift baskets are needed!!
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! (This might be postponed.)
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) We will need someone to act as Treasurer during this meeting, please let me know if you would like to help in this capacity.
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
Sunday, October 29th: Halloween Themed Bowl-A-Thon; Skip is the Chair for this event; 12-3pm; Silent Auction items/Gift baskets are needed!!
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.)
Wednesday, December 6th: Thank you to Ginny who will be taking food to Stand Up for Kids today!
Sunday, January 24th: Tri-City Carlsbad Marathon; water station; minimum of 40 volunteers; Thank you to Yemi and Val who will be helping JT with this event!
August Birthday Katie Lynch (9/22) Greg Radzinski (925)
September Anniversary Carol Tosto (9/28/2015) Willie Pong (9/29/2015)
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.