International Vice President-Elect Nominee

Tony Carpenter

Current Optimist Club(s)

  • Wheat Ridge, Joint Venture Virtual Optimist Club (JVVOC)

Other Optimist Clubs you belonged to in the past:

  • Broomfield

Date you first joined an Optimist Club:

    May 27, 2009

Year(s) you were a Club President:


Year(s) you were a Lieutenant Governor:


Year(s) you were a District Governor:

    2019-20, 2022-Present

Optimist Awards achieved:

    Builder of Excellence


    Financial Advisor

What are your primary qualifications for this office?

    Strong Leadership Skills, Experience, and I enjoy public speaking

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

  1. Meet with Governors frequently (in-person / virtually) to address specific needs and concerns
  2. Visit each District and listen. Find ways to say yest to meeting their needs.
  3. Set realistic goals. In my experience a “cookie cutter” approach is rarely effective. Clubs and Districts have unique challenges. Customizing actions to meet specific needs tends to be more effective than forcing conformity to a master plan.