A message from Optimist International Leadership Development Chair Tracy Huxley:
Congratulations my beautiful Ausable-Port Franks for being a Distinguished Club in 2018/2019!
This took dedication and teamwork and a focus on bringing out more than the best in our children, our community and ourselves.
There were 2279 clubs at the end of the year. Only 4% made it to Distinguished status. 4 PERCENT, seriously! That’s like Mensa of the Optimist world.
Now to mention that our very own Walter Michielsen has been credited with Distinguished Lt Governor status for the 2018/2019 year as well! This meant that the Clubs in Zone 8 did an outstanding job bringing more Optimism to our area last year.
You make me proud APF. Let’s keep it going. With every loss, we must plan for an add. Let’s not ride a rollercoaster of membership. We need quality, dedicated and engaged members to join our already incredibly amazing bunch. See Optimism in everyday life. And look for Optimism in our everyday people. Than ask them to join us. The kids are counting on us to keep it up at the same caliber and in the same direction we’re already going.
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