Optimists Host North County Junior Golf Association’s Marcia Emerick and Student Golfer Avery Schmidt

On Saturday, June 18, the Optimist Club of Carlsbad welcomed Marcia Emerick with the North County Junior Golf Association (NCJGA) and student golfer Avery Schmidt, who attends La Costa Canyon High School. Both of them provided their perspectives on how this non-profit organization helps youth ages 10 – 18 years excel through learning competitive golf skills. North County Junior Golf Association was founded in 1998 by Dave and Marcia Emerick to help teach the game of golf to local youth and help them reach the Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego. The Optimist Club of Carlsbad also donated $200 to NCJGA’s efforts. For more information about NCJGA, visit www.ncjga.com.

Optimists Learn about Fred Finch Youth Center

Guest speaker Dr. Tara DeRosa (to my left) and her colleague (to my far left) John Hartman from the Fred Finch Youth Center joined the Optimist Club of Carlsbad on Saturday, June 11, for a thoughtful discussion about ways our club could help increase awareness about the programs offered by the youth center.

For more information on how you can help, please contact:
John Hartman, Regional Development Manager.
Email: johnhartman@fredfinch.org

Optimists Induct New Member Greg Radzinski

The Optimist Club of Carlsbad – “The Achievers” formally inducted new member Greg Radzinski to the club on Saturday, June 4.  Greg is President-elect Karen Radzinski’s husband.  Greg is currently a manufacturing manager at Care Fusion.  Welcome, Greg, to our club!

Optimists Feed Special Olympics Athletes at San Diego Regional Games

On May 14, our Junior Optimists from Sage Creek High School (pictured left to right with thumbs
up: Brianna Bunchman (President), Angelina Rocca (Secretary), Lily Prince (Treasurer) and Beau
Prince) along with twelve members of our Optimist Club fed about 850 Special Olympics athletes
at the San Diego Regional Games held at Carlsbad High School. A special “thank you” goes out to
our club members, especially Ginny Unanue, Joe Tosto, and Val Amaya for helping to organize and
manage our involvement with the event.



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