2016 has arrived and is already a few days old … It’s time to GO! This is the time to make new plans, get current ones moving again, and perhaps revive a few that lost some traction over the past few months.
Winter has just started to materialize, and we are approaching the time where many prefer to just cocoon and wait for spring to arrive. Some want to avoid the inclement weather, whilst others are affected by lack of sunlight. There is also a very large portion of us that feel slightly saddened by the end of the holidays, family and friends travelling back to their daily routines, and coming to accept once again the dreaded five day work week. This is the time when I feel the strongest need to reach out to my Optimist family! January is the perfect time to ask new people to join our Family, and introduce them to the exceptional work that we do for children and our communities! January is equally the right time to contact current members that we have not seen in a while, and let them know how valued and needed they are to us.
I would like to ask each club to organize and host a NOW Meeting in the next two months. Let’s get the help we need to start afresh and continue the needed programs that serve children. Our district is blessed with having the largest growth team ever assembled, and they are always available to help you: all you have to do is ask! Together, we as Optimists are unstoppable, so let us make the most of new beginnings, and reach unprecedented growth!
I sincerely hope that each of you were able to spend ample time with those who matter the most to you during the holidays. The world was very kind to the Gardonyi family, bringing us all under one roof for almost two weeks. Happy New Year to all of you!
Yours In Optimism, Governor Steve