Presidents Comments. April, 2013

Hello Fellow Optimists:
First, in review, stepping up to the podium at the March Dinner Meeting to receive their "Oscars for Outstanding Performances" were: Lorine Wright - thank you for the great job publishing articles in the local papers regarding activities of our Club, Penny Pease - another super job with the Oratorical Contest, Jon Vance - Chairing another successful Essay Contest (and, we have enjoyed having the winners read their Essay's at our Breakfast Meetings), and Jim Parrotte - for all the work he is doing with our new JOOI Club, the Canyon Crest Ravens. Our Dinner Meetings at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club have been fun, good food (thank you Audrey Eller for the variety, and menu selection), and entertaining (thank you Jon Vance for arranging good Speakers). They also provide an excellent opportunity to meet, and socialize, with our Club Members. I hope you all had a chance to meet one of our newest Members, Maria Bagby, at the March Dinner Meeting. Please be sure to "mark your calendars" for the upcoming Dinner Meetings: May 15th - Speaker will be Joe Kellejian with some interesting highlights of his past twenty plus years in Solana Beach "politics", and public service, June 19th - Joe Harper, President of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, will give us a preview of the 2013 Racing Season, and some antidotes from the past activates at the Track, and on July 17th we will hear from Dan McAllister on where our money goes (maybe)!
I hope that you all will be attending the big event on April 19th - "It's a Fiesta" - to help us raise funds for the Optimist District Childhood Cancer Campaign. Other upcoming events are: May 18th - Miracle League Volunteer Day at the Little League Ball Park, and May 22nd – Children’s Challenge awards program at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club.
Your Optimist Club of Del Mar/Solana Beach provides many ways for you to get involved in serving the youth of our Community, be better informed as to activities in our area, and to give of ourselves to the service of others. I hope that you all are taking advantage of all the benefits of our Club.
Thank You for your support.
David B. Eller