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2 • The Optimist Winter 2015 • 3

International

Officer Candidates Sought

What is in

ANAME?

A Message From President Ken Garner

Have you ever really thought about it? If you are a parent, love a pet, or own a really cool car, then I am sure that you have possibly struggled and agonized over the choosing of the perfect name for that child, family Member or object.

Have you ever really thought about it? If you are a parent, love a pet, or own a really cool car, then I am sure that you have possibly struggled and agonized over the choosing of the perfect name for that child, family Member or object.

Do you have a nickname? Grandparents generally get to help infuence what their grandchildren call them. Some of us have nicknames that came about by the some funny, interesting, or sometimes misfortunate incidents.

Whatever the name is and however it was received, it becomes one of the most intimate and precious parts of our lives. In many ways it not only defnes us, but it also sets a strong precedent in the minds of others for who a “Ken” is. When one hears a name, emotions, thoughts and reactions are subconsciously set in motion. For instance, if I were to hear someone is named Patsy, I would have a positive outlook toward that person before I ever met them.

So what about the name, “OPTIMIST?” Does it conjure up positive and energetic thoughts? Is it not the most attractive thing to any individual regardless of age, size, shape, color, creed, religion or nationality? Does it not brighten cloudy, wintry days and warm up cold, dark nights?

CHALLENGE: Since we are likely in the coldest of months while you are reading this, I CHALLENGE YOU SET YOUR OPTIMISM ON FIRE! Make your next Club meeting roar with laughter and comforting hugs. Fire up children in your community with a project that is full of energy and warm congratulations. Build up body heat by inviting others to join you in all of these!

Remember, we are still in the “Season of Giving”. Whatever you do, make the name you wear, and hopefully share, of being an Optimist something that conjures up emotions of joy and positivity to everyone you meet.

I am an Optimist! Are you?

President Ken Garner

Candidates for the offces of

International President- International Vice sident-Elect and nternational Board Member for 2015-16 are now being sought. Clubs will elect Optimists to these positions during the online voting session in June.

Self-nominations for these positions ust be received in International Offce er than April 1, 2015. rnational Candidate Qualifcations Committee will also announce its nominations for these positions by March 1. If you want to recommend someone for an International offce to the Candidate Qualifcations committee please fll out the evaluation/recommendation form that can be found at www.optimist.org.

All Optimist Club should be makin preparations for electing new offcers for the 2015-16 administrative year. Now is the time to seek out qualifed and interested Club Members for a leadership position.

After your electio is complete, be

to submit the Club Offcer Elect Report (COER) to Optimist International so that your incoming Club President can receive important communications. The deadline for submitting the COER is May 20.

Club

Election Time

is Coming Up

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