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International Vice President-Elect Nominee

Roch Daigle

Current Optimist Club(s)
Optimist Club of St-Anicet, Quebec
Other Optimist Clubs you belonged to in the past:

Optimist Club Huntingdon, Quebec

Date you first joined an Optimist Club:


Year(s) you were a Club President:


Year(s) you were a Lieutenant Governor:

2009-10; 2010-11

Year(s) you were a District Governor:


Optimist Awards achieved:

Optimist of the Year (3)


Vice President & Director

What are your primary qualifications for this office?

Innovator, motivator, listening and especially believe in our generation

Why should a Club vote for you?

Because I am dynamic, good listener, visionary, bring new ideas, motivator, unifier, and present for the Region, Governor and Club.

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

To inform the advantages of the information, documents and training modules from Optimist International at all levels, listen to the needs, build what represents us, our culture and help the Governor build a long-term vision, help to put in place strategic concept for municipality, school and CPE of the benefactions and advantages that an Optimist Club can bring for them, propose exchange between the Districts, be available for the training workshops, District assembled, and to participate in Lieutenant Governors meetings at the Zone level, participate in virtual meetings with the Governors and propose if we can involve the Lieutenant Governors to help with communication, and work with the Governor and facilitate communication with informational messages.

Anything else you would like to say to Clubs. 

It is necessary to spring into our 2nd century of existence with power and to instill a new vision for the future. We must have a Region that represents who we are, meets our needs, our philosophy and our youth. I engage myself to work and to transmit my philosophy to the Governors of the Region. To conclude, I want to thank you all for your amazing work.

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