On Saturday, June 20, our guest speaker was the founder of the grassroots non-profit Connor’s Cause, John Champ, and executive director, Carol Del Signore. Connor’s Cause is a small non-profit 501(c)(3) helping families to take care of their sick kids. Examples of the help they provide through donations include:
* Helping to pay basic bills like utilities, car payments, gas, groceries.
* Helping the military families.
On Saturday, June 6, The Optimist Club of Carlsbad — “The Achievers” hosted award-winning author Elaine Pike, who recounted her three Himalayan passes trek that took her and her colleagues up to 21,000 feet elevation. The success of her three-week, 100-mile journey was recorded and published under the titled book Footsteps of Gopal, which serves to inspire those who have often wondered what physical endurance and optimism one must have to experience to survive this type of adventure. (more…)