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International Vice President-Elect Nominee

Edie Harris

Current Optimist Club(s)
  • Clearview Mountain Optimist Club
  • Optimist Club of Warman
  • Optimist Club of Watson
Other Optimist Clubs you belonged to in the past
  • Optimist Club of Blackfalds
  • Uptown Optimist Club
  • Maskwachees Optimist Club

Date you first joined an Optimist Club:

June 2, 2002

Year(s) you were a Club President:

2002 - 2004

Year(s) you were a Lieutenant Governor:

2002 - 2003

Year(s) you were a District Governor:

2014 - 2015

International Offices or positions you have held:

  • Leadership Development Committee Member

Optimist Awards achieved:

  • Outstanding Distinguished Governor
  • Distinguished Lt Governor
  • Distinguished President
  • Distinguished Secretary
  • 50 Member Pin
  • President’s Citation
  • Builder Of Excellence


Medical Clinic Office Manager

What are your primary qualifications for this office?

I am passionate and enthusiast about Optimism!

Why should a Club vote for you?

I will be there to help them in whatever they need. Have car, will travel!

What specific things will you do to help the Clubs and Districts in your Region?

I will communicate with them, hold conference calls and visit as often as possible. When I do not know the answer, I will find it and get back to them.

Anything else you would like to say to Clubs. 

I love this organization and I want to help make it grow! I love meeting new Optimists and hearing their success stories on how they have helped the youth in their communities. Let’s press on to the greater achievements of the future!

Candidate Bios

2017-18 President-Elect Candidates:

  • Rebecca Butler Mona, IA
  • Fatima Plater, MI
  • 2017-18 Board Director at Large Candidates (2 to be elected):

  • Don Brose, MI
  • Lola, Cumbo, AC
  • Sandy Cyphers, NCE
  • Robert Floyd, WMO
  • Patsy Garner, NTX
  • 2017-18 Vice Presidents-Elect Candidates:

  • Region 1 Northeast & Great Lakes – Cherryl Thames, MI
  • Region 2 Southeast – Brenda Ortelli, NFL
  • Region 3 Mid-Atlantic – Stewart Mallard, NCW
  • Region 4 Middle America – Gerri Barnett, IA
  • Region 5 Great Plains – Edie Harris, AMS&NW
  • Region 6 Southwest – Paul Lucas, NTX
  • Region 7 West Coast – T G Thomas, PSW
  • Region 8 St. Lawrence – Nathalie Boulet, QW and Roch Daigle, QC