2022 - 2023 International Vice President-Elect Candidates: Region 6 Southwest

Kevin J. Ailara

Current Optimist Club(s)

  • Optimist Club of Arlington, TX, 1996-Present
  • Helping Hands Optimist Club of Grand Prairie, TX, 2008-Present
  • Chisholm Trail Optimist Club, 2014-Present

Other Optimist Clubs you belonged to in the past:

Date you first joined an Optimist Club:


Year(s) you were a Club President:

  • 10/01/1994

Year(s) you were a Lieutenant Governor:


Year(s) you were a District Governor:


International Offices or positions you have held:

  • Scholarships Committee (Oratorical Co-Chair), 2021-2022
  • Credentials Committee, 2018-2020
  • Activities Committee Chair, 2017-2018
  • New Club Building Committee, 2016-2017 Activities Committee, 2014-2016
  • NCB Field Representative, 2012-Present
  • OIF 40th Anniversary Committee, 2011-2012

Optimist Awards achieved:

  • Outstanding & Distinguished Governor, NTX 2007-08
  • Distinguished District Secretary/Treasurer, NTX 2010-11, 2013-14, 2014-15
  • Distinguished Lifetime Achievement, NTX 2006
  • Distinguished President, HH Grand Prairie 2017-18


    Corporate Accounts manager

What are your primary qualifications for this office?

    I have served on every club committee and most district committees over the last 35 years. I know this will benefit me working with the districts and clubs within the region to enable them to achieve their goals. I believe success can be achieved in many different ways and will work to help the clubs and district as they see fit. I've been a member of both a very large club and a very small club and know the challenges that each face.

Why should a Club vote for you?

    I will be an advocate for the clubs in the region to Optimist International. I will work to ensure every club's concerns and support needs are addressed to the OI board of directors and our Optimist home office. I will work long and hard to help each club achieve their goals.

As a VP-Elect Candidate - What specific things will you do to help the Clubs and Districts in your Region?

    I will help to provide current and necessary training resources for the districts and clubs. I will be a conduit between the clubs and districts to share successes, new ideas and our Optimist enthusiasm.

Anything else you would like to say to Clubs. 

Candidate Bios

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