My Fellow Optimists:
Make your plans to attend the first quarter District Conference (gathering), on October 18-20, 2013. Send your registration into Ray Able to take advantage of the early bird rate. Don’t forget to make your reservations with the Embassy Suites. You can call them at (614) 790-9000 or e-mail them at www.embassysuitescolumbusdublin.com Plan on bringing someone with you. Let’s encourage each other to be the best we can be.
Our gatherings will help educate us, so we can be better Optimists. We will gain knowledge and be able to implement that knowledge in our clubs, our work, our homes and our communities.
Our gatherings will give us insight into new/different avenues of service to the youth of our Communities, whether in schools, homes, or parks.
Our gatherings will build relationships that will benefit each other over the long haul. Maybe, just maybe we will be able to develop a close friendship with someone new, a life long friendship. Just this week I was counseling a young man who said, “I really only have one close friend.” By coming together in these gatherings on common ground we lay the foundation for building new friendships that can last well into the future.
Our gatherings also will be filled with FUN! Our lives are fill with busness and business, so much so that we lose our perspective and even our Optimism. Fun can restore balance to our lives. When we truly have FUN it is life a cool brease on a hot day, it refreshes us.