Here we are, halfway through our 2nd quarter and I have to say that with your efforts CENON is definitely “Driving Optimism Forward”.
What a great second conference we had in Newmarket Feb 4th. We had members of 28 clubs attended. Thank you to everyone and to all the clubs that received awards congratulations on a job well done!
Remember it is the youth in all your respective communities that reap the benefits. Just think how much more we can do to bring out the best in youth, ourselves, and our communities if we add more members and make our clubs healthier.
INVITE OUT A NEW MEMBER
I also want to remind you that one of the requirements to be a honour club this year is to hold a New Optimists Welcome meeting. All you have to do is just ask a friend, a neighbour, or even a stranger. If you don’t ask you will never know if they can bring new ideas and vitality to your club. The ones who benefit are our youth who are the future of this great country of ours. Remember they are the reason WHY we do things and not what we do. The smile on just one child’s face as is all the thanks we ever need.
Mentioning our country, wouldn’t it be great if we could add 150 members to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada? I am sure we can do it. Let's “Just Ask”.
NEXT QUARTERLY CONFERENCE
Our next conference is at the Ambassador Inn & Resort in Kingston, on May 5-6th. This is always one of the highlights of the year when at the Oratorical District Finals we get to listen to young people telling us, “What the World Gains from Optimism.” The winner will be selected to represent us at the World Oratorical Competition in St. Louis, Missouri.
We will also be hearing the winning essay on, “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenge”. I am always amazed at the different
takes on the subject and know that I would never want to try and judge them since they are all outstanding.
Also don’t forget we will be having an outrageous golf attire contest and all clubs that participate will be getting extra Awards and Achievements points.
Linda and I are looking forward to seeing many of you in May. Remember, it is why we do it, and not what we do, for the youth as we “Drive Optimism Forward”
Governor Mac and Linda