International President-Elect Nominee

Tracy Huxley

Current Optimist Club(s)

  • Ausable - Port Franks
  • St Ann's Bay, JA

Other Optimist Clubs you belonged to in the past:

Date you first joined an Optimist Club:


Year(s) you were a Club President:


Year(s) you were a Lieutenant Governor:


Year(s) you were a District Governor:


International Offices or positions you have held:

    • 1983-1994 Opti-Brat
    • 1996 Member of Ausable Port Franks Optimists
    • 2007-2008 Honour President of the Optimist Club of Ausable Port Franks
    • 2008-2009 Lt Governor SWONT District Zone 8
    • 2012-2016 District Secretary Treasurer, SWONT District (Distinguished x3)
    • 2016-2017 Distinguished/Outstanding Governor SWONT District
    • 2013-present Certified International Trainer
    • 2014-2015 International Leadership Development Committee Member
    • 2016 - 2018 Young Members Advisory Committee
    • 2017 International Convention Review ADHOC Committee
    • 2017-2018 International Leadership Development Committee Member
    • 2018-2021 International Certified Trainer Verification Committee
    • 2018-2019 International Leadership Development Chair
    • 2019-2020 International Chief of Staff
    • 2020 International Virtual Convention Committee
    • 2020-present NCB Field Rep
    • 2020-present Certified Club Builder
    • 2020-2021 International Vice President
    • 2021-2022 International Audit and Finance Committee Member

Optimist Awards achieved:

  • 2018 20 Member Recognition
  • 2017 Distinguished and Outstanding District Governor
  • 2017 15 Member Recognition
  • 2015 Distinguished District Secretary/Treasurer


    Goldsmith/General Manager and current professional

What are your primary qualifications for this office?

  • It was 1983 when Optimism was brought into Tracy’s life. Her dad was a Charter member of the Ausable- Port Franks Optimist Club. Once one of the children served by her Optimist Club to then become one who services her community under the Optimist umbrella. All those years in between 1983 and now she has played integral roles at the Club, District, and International levels understanding the different scopes of the Optimist organization. Tracy has been introduced and has introduced new ideas and discussions. Also, through her different work as a volunteer at all levels of the organization she has made strong relationships with key individuals and been presented unique opportunities because Optimism has been a part of her every fibre and core being since a very young age.

Why should a Club vote for you?

    We are now into our next century of service and about to celebrate 100 years of service in Canada in 2023/2024. We have accomplished so much around the world in these 100+ years. We have done so much correctly, and we need to continue to develop our programs and our practices to respect our past by embracing our future. Tracy sees our successes and sees our potential for the next century. Who better to step forward with a fresh innovative approach than someone who has grown up being embraced and embracing all that is wonderful about being an Optimist with a capital O? Her past speaks for itself. Let her future speak for our mission collectively as she leads us to bring out the best, in our best way, for our best future.

As an Optimist International Board member, or Optimist International President, what specific things will you work to achieve for the good of the organization?

  • Expand Our Revenue
  • Targeted Building
  • Diversify our Marketing
  • Support Retention
  • Develop Future Leaders
  • Embraced Our Diversity
  • Focus on Continuity

It would be a complete honour to serve the organization that I have loved for most of my life, as the International President. But it takes a team, not an individual to bring sustainable success. Success is not a one-year goal. Given the chance to serve our membership I will be calling upon our membership to pull together as one International organization to embrace everything that is Optimist, and to embrace every Optimist. To step out and bring more service and more smiles to more children, members, and communities. I challenge you to join me to wear your membership with a capital O every day as an Optimist in all we say and do. I make that promise from me to you. ~ Tracy Huxley

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