On Saturday, August 19, we welcomed Nate Nash from a local Boy Scout troop today to discuss his Eagle Scout project. He plans on building a gaga ball pit at St. Patrick’s School. His estimated cost for the project is $1600 with a completion date of Sept. 4th, so the students will be able to enjoy this on their 1st day of school.
On October 22, the Optimist Club of Carlsbad hosted guest speaker Beverly Boone, Executive Director of Milestone House. Milestone House, which is celebrating 25 years in operation next year, is a foster home for at-risk teen girls located in Oceanside, CA. They are always looking for donations of: gently-used clothing, shoes, and accessories for teen girls; sheet music; magazines; books; board games; musical instruments; and supermarket gift cards. Please contact Beverly for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org Beverly authored a booked titled Basic Training for Residential Childcare Workers: A practical Guide for Improving Service to Children, published in 2012.
The club also inducted new member Paul Kelly, who divides his time between his homes in Oceanside, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Paul is a retired real-estate attorney.
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!
On Saturday, September 10, The Optimist Club of Carlsbad presented Lukas Weaver, Boy Scout with Carlsbad Troop 784, a check for $250 towards his Eagle Scout project. Lukas will be installing cement anchors and benches in the lunch area at Calavera Hills Middle School. He will also be planting drought-tolerant plants in the area, and will be working with the Environmental Science Club at the middle school. Lukas used to attend this middle school and the adjacent elementary school, and he wanted a way to give back to the school. Currently, Lukas is a junior at Sage Creek High School.
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.