Why did you join an Optimist Club?
Monique Connors tells us her story:
I had never heard of the Optimist Club until the day my daughter Katie was picked as her 8th grade Student of the Month at her school.
She was picked for being an outstanding student by the entire staff of the school and had to go before the Chehalis/Centralia Optimists and answer questions for a chance to win a $500.00 scholarship. Even though she did not win I did; I had found something in the club that knew I could stand for and could do something positive for the kids.
In today's world, where values are changing, the Optimists work hard to preserve the very foundation America was built on. The Optimist Clubs all over the world strive to empower and bring out the best in the youth so that they can move on to the great achievements of the future.
I was amazed and then embraced by my club and am thankful for all they have done and are yet to do.Monique is a member of the Chehalis/Centralia Optimist Club in Washington. This year she is serving as lieutenant governor for Zone 4 which includes the entire Washington State plus a club or two in Portland.
We'd love to hear your Optimist Club story! Tell us here.