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28 • The Optimist
James Husband West Lorne, ON Optimist Club
Occupation: Royal Canadian Air Force/ Traffic Technician
Reason for Joining: I joined the Optimist Club with the inspiration to help the youth in our community and give back. It gives me the chance to volunteer with people that share the same passion in supporting the youth of our community. Favorite Line from the Optimist Creed: To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
Greatest Thing about Being an Optimist: Being able to help others and doing so in the company of great people!
Goal: To help organize and establish a yearly event to raise money for the Beads for Bravery program. Fun Fact: I am very competitive.
Ashley Miller Educator's Optimist Club, SC
Reason for Joining: I joined to provide children with opportunities that they may not otherwise receive.
Favorite Line from the Optimist Creed: To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
Greatest Thing about Being an Optimist: Providing opportunities for others to set and reach their goals.
Goal: As an Optimist Member, my goal is to become a better person by reaching my own goals of helping others. Fun Fact: I am a coach!
Margaret H. Ostrowski Huron Valley, MI Optimist Club
Occupation: Licensed Professional Counselor
Reason for Joining: My husband has been a Member for five years. Recently, I obtained a job in Michigan and am in the area permanently now. I enjoy the networking and since I work with children as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, it was a natural progression to join the Optimist Club. I have come to know the Members through my husband and am now able to devote more time to the Club, working for children.
Favorite Line from the Optimist Creed: To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
Greatest Thing about Being an Optimist: Meeting people and working for the betterment of children. They need someone to care about them and tell them they are valuable.
Goal: My goals are to be able to improve the lives of children in our area and around the world.
Fun Fact: I Fence Judge at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event every April at the Kentucky Horse Park.
New Members help Clubs reach more children and provide more service to their communities. They lighten the workload, bring new ideas and make activities more fun. Here is an opportunity to learn about three of the organization’s newest Members.
New Optimist Members
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