Optimists Induct Two New Members

Both Karen and Carol are ready to earn the nickname “Achievers”.  Both of them have a very positive attitude and will help the Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” move forward at warp speed. Some of the projects the club takes part in:  Special Olympics, Stand Up For Kids, Youth Oratorical Contests, Boy and Girl Scout events, Got Your Back San Diego, Guide On Holiday Event, Pro Kids / First Tee Event, Super Bowl-A-Thon, and many other projects that benefit youth.

Optimists Host Martha Washington and High School Students

Optimist Club of Carlsbad — “The Achievers” recently had a wonderful surprise.  Ginny Unanue dressed as Martha Washington for the Halloween day Optimist Club meeting to surprise her fellow members.  Having taught in Carlsbad for 38 years, she recounted stories of having visited classrooms in costume as Martha on George Washington’s Birthday each year, telling stories about him, and passing out cherries to the students.
William Maas is a second-term ASB President at Sage Creek High School and is instrumental in helping us grow our membership by establishing a Junior Optimist club at Sage Creek High School.
Outstanding Projects Manager for 2014-2015:  Ginny Unanue, also was awarded from our President, Irene Chow,  for managing one of our most significant projects during the entire year — Stand Up for Kids — and coordinating with most of our club members each month.  Ginny is also very involved in other club activities.

The Optimists of Carlsbad Achievers at Carlsbad Village Street Faire

Members of the Optimist Club of Carlsbad – “The Achievers” promoted the Club’s charter of helping to bring out the best in kids in the community while selling items to raise funds for its 20 service projects throughout the year.  The Club’s calendar of events and projects can be located at:  www.optimistclubofcarlsbad.org/events

Optimists Help at Kelly Elementary Carnival

On Saturday, October 17, the Optimists had great fun watching the kids of Kelly Elementary School in their Halloween costumes spin the hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind Spin Wheel (made by club member Don Elling) for a prize.  When the Optimists help out at events, such as the Kelly Elementary Carnival, with their optimism and fun approach, they do “bring out the best in the kids” of our community.

Optimists Hosts Sage Creek Girls Golf Team

Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” hosted the Sage Creek Girls Golf Team on Saturday, September 12. The girls golf team currently comprise freshman, sophomore, and junior students, as Sage Creek High School is Carlsbad’s newest high school. The girls golf team’s CIF season starts in November, and the team’s funding comes mostly from fundraiser’s and donations. (more…)

Optimists Host Boy Scout and Meals-on-Wheels

On Saturday, August 22, the Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” hosted two guest speakers. We learned about a project involving building a wooden table-like display Boy Scout Keith Pereira is working on for the library at school Sage Creek High. This project is for his Eagle Scout badge. The display will hold featured books at the library. Keith is working with a piece of Oak wood (60-in x 22-in x 2 in), which was chopped down during the building of Sage Creek High School. The school saved the wood and asked Keith to use it for the display case. (more…)

Optimists Recognize Carlsbad Police Officer of the Year

On Saturday, August 15, The Optimist Club of Carlsbad recognized Corporal Rick Galanos, Jr. as the “Officer of the Year.” Rick’s accomplishments during his 25 years with the Carlsbad Police Department includes: Head of the Explorers Program for junior cadets; Spearheading the “Guide On” program to support local families of fallen soldiers; and Head of the outreach police division. Rick also spent 22 years as a field training officer for the department. (more…)

Optimists Host Guest Speaker Karen Lindstrom, Red Storm Promotions

The Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” recently hosted Karen Lindstrom, President of RED STORM PROMOTIONS. Karen gave a fun and detailed presentation on just how her company helps Non-Profits, other businesses and organizations on ways her company can help with Marketing and promoting any type of business. Phone: 760-419-5992, email: karen@redstormpro.com for more details.

Optimists Host Rose Waring of Project Linus

Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” recently hosted a very interesting and positive guest speaker. Rose Waring, from Project Linus’ San Diego North County Coastal Chapter, brought a story of the beginnings of Project Linus by one woman who made a blanket and gave it to a little girl who was having cancer treatments at a Denver, Colorado Cancer Treatment Center. From that simple act of caring was born an organization which now has approximately four hundred chapters nationally. (more…)

Gary Glaser, GM of El Camino Country Club is Optimistic

Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” recently had the distinct pleasure of having Gary Glaser give a very positive and enjoyable presentation. His presentation skills are excellent. Summary of Gary’s presentation: ” A.C.T.”, Acknowledge, Communicate/Confirm and Take Action. Plus, the club had two potential new members attend to find out just what an Optimist Club does. (more…)

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