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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Abbotsford Optimist Club nominated for Business Excellence Award


The Optimist Club of Abbotsford, British Columbia has been nominated to receive a Business Excellence Award by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce in the "Social Responsibility" category.  What an honor!  And it comes right at the time of the 25th Anniversary of their club. 

The nomination came from a chamber of commerce member who is still anonymous at this time.  In order to accept the nomination, the Abbotsford Optimist Club had to prepare a 250-word narrative with pictures for consideration.  It was a challenge for them to summarize 25 years into 250 words, but you can click here to see that they did an excellent job with the essay.

The next step in the process was a personal interview in front of a panel of judges.  And now, they know that they have been chosen as a finalist, but they must wait until November 18 to see if they come in first place.

Current president Gerry Morrison and Charter president David Morrison will be representing the Abbotsford Optimist Club at the Awards Banquet.  I can't wait to hear the results, but according to Presidents Morrison, it is an honor to be nominated and win or lose, they are spreading the mission and purpose of the Optimist Club in their community. 

That is certainly true. Thank you for that and good luck!

Photo and essay provided by Gerry Morrison, President, Abbotsford Optimist Club.
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