Carlsbad Optimists – November 4, 2017

Hello Optimists and Friends!! We welcomed Carter Peterson from a local Boy Scout troop to talk about his Eagle Scout project that he will be completing at Valley Middle School within the next couple of weeks.  Very impressive presentation and we look forward to hearing how his project plays out. As many of you are […]
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Optimist Club of Coronado – November 2, 2017

  November 2, 2017     The Optimist Club of Coronado an affiliate of Optimist International, California South District, was chartered September 28, 1970 with 26 members at the La Avenida Restaurant on Orange Avenue.  A breakfast of eggs, sausage, hash browns, toast and coffee cost $0.99.   President Don Crawford, Immediate Past President Jim […]
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Coronado Club – October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017 The Optimist Club of Coronado an affiliate of Optimist International, California South District, was chartered September 28, 1970 with 26 members at the La Avenida Restaurant on Orange Avenue. A breakfast of eggs, sausage, hash browns, toast and coffee cost $0.99. President Don Crawford, Immediate Past President Jim Zoll President Elect Carla […]
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Carlsbad Optimists – July 22, 2017

Hello Optimists and Friends!! What a fantastic turnout this morning at our meeting!! It was wonderful to see all of you! Thank you to everyone that contributed to the great discussion this morning!!!  I will be reviewing the index cards for all suggestions and will be sending a follow up email (within the weekend) to […]
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Teachers are encouraged to #JoinanOptimistClub

Teachers are encouraged to #JoinanOptimistClub For nine months each year, and sometimes more, teachers inspire children to learn and achieve. To me, it sounds like they are ready-made Optimists. For the second year, Optimist International agrees, and it has extended its popular Recruit-a-teacher membership incentive for the third quarter of the 2016-2017 administrative year. Beginning April 1 and ending June 30, your Optimist Club may add teachers or any school personnel to its roster for only $30!*  What a great deal to connect your Optimist Club to a veritable firehose of service opportunities. According to Optimist International, connecting with teachers

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Knock the “t” Off “Can’t”

Knock the “t” Off “Can’t”   by: Neil Eskelin, Daily Jump Start Recently I took a sheet of paper and divided it into two columns: “Yes People,” and “No People.” Then I thought about individuals I knew and wrote their names in the appropriate column. What a shock it was to see the length of the “No” list. These were the people who heard someone say, “You can’t do that!” and they believed it. Now they were saying, “It can’t be done!” and their negativity was affecting the lives of others. If your friends made such a list right now, under

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations   by: Barry Spilchuk, Source Unknown Pete Rose, the famous baseball player, and I have never met, but he taught me something so valuable that it changed my life. Pete was being interviewed in spring training the year he was about to break Ty Cobb’s all time hits record. One reporter blurted out, “Pete, you only need 78 hits to break the record. How many at-bats do you think you’ll need to get the 78 hits?” Without hesitation, Pete just stared at the reporter and very matter-of-factly said, “78.” The reporter yelled back, “Ah, come on Pete, you don’t

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Gifts on Father’s Day

Gifts on Father’s Day   by: Mary A. Aversano, , Source Unknown On December 5, 1998, my son, Jeffrey was in a serious auto accident. He was left a quadrapalegic. From the moment he left ICU, he has shown incredible strength of character and a spirit that has touched everyone he meets. Part of his strength has been his determination to develop the muscles that do work. His goals? Well, one of them is to hold his little eight month old niece in his arms and the other is to hug his darling four-year-old son. I am proud to say that

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