Optimist Club of Carlsbad New Officers & Board of Directors

On Saturday, October 1, the Optimist Club of Carlsbad – “The Achievers”, formally inducted its new officers and Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 year with the help of its CALSO District Zone 1 Lt. Governor, Bonnie Styles.  The officers are:  Karen Radzinski (President); Joe Tosto (Vice President/Membership Chair); and Skip Griffin (Secretary/Treasurer). Directors including the officers are:  Irene Chow Pong (Immediate Past President); Leo Fradelis; Kevin Radcliffe; and Porama Srijinda.  We welcome the new officers and Board of Directors to a great year of bringing out the best in the kids, their families, and our community — right here, right now!

The Optimist Club of Carlsbad Donates $500 to Kelly Elementary School

The Optimist Club of Carlsbad — “The Achievers” are proud supporters of Kelly Elementary School’s achievements and have recently donated $500.00 towards the school’s youth enrichment programs.
The Optimist Club of Carlsbad — “The Achievers”, founded in 1956, is celebrating its 60th year as a non-profit service organization helping to bring out the best in the youth in our communities.  The club provides support to kids with cancer, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Special Olympics, homeless kids, military families, and our future achievers.

Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” Honors Val Amaya for 50 Years of Service

The Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” recently honored a long time members Val Amaya.  Val has been an active member of the club for 50 years.  He is a very humble and true Optimist.  Val has been and is still active in The Special Olympics, including Tennis, Swimming and other athletic events.  Val is a true Optimist, he is very caring and helps many others when they may need a helping hand.  The plaque presented to Val Amaya is one he has really earned over the past 50 years.

Jackie James – Optimist Club of Carlsbad’s Newest Member

Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers” recently inducted another new member, Mrs. Jackie James.  Jackie is a Mom, is married and has two children.  She knows the value of donating her time and resources to help youth.  Joe Tosto, Jr. sponsored Jackie and at her induction into the club asked her to say a few words.  She is a Brand Ambassador for “Blaze Pizza” and wants to make sure she volunteers for many of the club events.

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…)

Optimist Club Inducts New Member Mr. Van So Chau

OTPIMIST CLUB OF CARLSBAD “The Achievers” recently inducted another new member, Van So Chau, sponsored by Russ Pong member of Optimist Club of Carlsbad “The Achievers”. (more…)



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