President’s Message :
Greetings fellow Optimists,
I hope this warmer weather and sunshine we have been having has filled your hearts with warmth and optimism. Spring is the season of renewal, the birds return, bulbs start growing, and hopefully for all of us it signals the beginning of returning to some of the normal activities
in our lives. As I write this note we are beginning to see some changes, parks and trails are reopening, some local businesses are able to reopen, but many things still remain very different. As optimists our core beliefs have not changed and many are finding new ways to share their optimism, however as a club, things still remain quite different. Currently, we are still unable to access the community centre and all of our activities have been cancelled or postponed. As we hear news on this, we will keep you posted.
Last week I shared an invitation for members to attend this year’s virtual International Conference. I have recently been notified that SWONT will provide financing for two members of our club to attend. lf you are interested in attending please let either Linda or I know and we can provide further details.
In the past few weeks the board has held virtual meetings to discuss new ideas on how to keep our club active and provide for the children in our community, during this challenging time. Please take a look at the ideas we have come up with below and see if there is something you would be able to help with. If you can think of any other ideas or feel there is a need we are not addressing, please contact either Linda or myself. Also, if you would like to be included in any of our virtual meetings again, please reach out to either Linda or myself.
In closing I will borrow from our Optimist creed and encourage you to wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
Take care and be safe.
Yours In Optimism Karen Puzara President
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