Optimist Club of Carlsbad’s Hawaiian Summer Bowl-A-Thon Charity Fundraiser

On Sunday, July 10, the Optimist Club of Carlsbad — “The Achievers” held its second charity Bowl-A-Thon at Vista Entertainment Center this year.  The theme of this event was Hawaiian Summer and it brought in fifty bowlers and kids out of the heat and into the fun.  The event price included 3 games of bowling, shoe rentals and baked goods snacks.  Raffle tickets and door prizes were available, and the proceeds will go towards the charities and service organizations — focusing on helping the youth in our community — supported by the club.

Sage Creek High School Junior Optimist Club’s Officers Inducted

On Saturday, April 30, the officers of the Sage Creek High School Junior Optimist Club were officially inducted by President Irene Chow Pong.  The officers are Lily Prince (Treasurer), Angelina Rocca (Secretary), William Maas (Vice President), and Brianna Bunchman (President, not pictured).  These officers are also members of the high school’s track and field team and are currently in their Junior year at the school.  There are currently 15 members that regularly attend their club meetings.  We look forward to supporting their efforts!

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.

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…)

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