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Spring 2014 • 29
New Member Spotlight
While Clubs always celebrate additions to their membership, Optimist International is also pleased to welcome new Members to the Optimist family. This new feature will highlight some of our newest Optimists and share interesting facts about them. A big “thank you” goes out to ever y new Member for helping to bring out the best in kids!
If you have joined an Optimist Club in the last year, please visit www.Optimist.org/newmember to complete a brief sur vey. Submitted information may be included in future Optimist publications.
Club: Bismarck Optimist Club, North Dakota
Reason for Joining: I joined because of the Optimist Creed. It was exactly what I needed to hear the day I visited my Optimist Club. I now have it hanging from my car visor and read it on the days I need a dose of Optimism!
Favorite Club Project: Funds for the Future
Favorite Line from the Optimist Creed: To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble
Greatest Thing about Being an Optimist: Being surrounded by kind people doing great things for our youth and community
Goal: My goal as an Optimist Club Member is to play an active role in our Club and never be just a name on the Member list.
Hobbies: Lots of volunteering, public speaking, spending time with my kids
Fun Fact: I have helped set two world records - most people simultaneously making snow angels and world's longest chicken dance.
Club: Deerfeld Optimist Club, Illinois
Occupation: Alumni Relations
Reason for Joining: I wanted to become more involved in the community and had heard great things about Optimist service projects.
Favorite Club Project: Relay for Life
Favorite Line from the Optimist Creed: To look at the sunny side of everything and make your Optimism come true
Greatest Thing about Being an Optimist: Being able to give back to youth in the community
Goal: Be involved in as many Club projects as my schedule allows
Hobbies: Spending time with family and sports
Fun Fact: I love watching airplanes fy!
Club: Sumter Evening Optimist Club, South Carolina
Reason for Joining: I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children.
Favorite Club Project: Christmas Stocking Stuffng for the Orphanage
Favorite Line from the Optimist Creed: To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own
Greatest Thing about Being an Optimist: The large amount of time and energy spent helping the children of the community
Goal: My goal is to improve the well-being of children, whether it is fnancially, socially or academically.
Hobbies: Gardening, learning new things, staying busy
Fun Fact: I love to make others happy.