June 6, 2011

What's happening here?

This picture shows Jamie Hamilton, President, welcoming new member Daniel Ray into the Optimist Club of Cerritos, California.

Not too long ago, Daniel was a guest speaker at an Optimist Club meeting. He was there to talk about Komputers 4 R Kids, a recycling and repurposing program that refurbishes computers. The primary mission of Komputers 4 R Kids is to keep excess electronics out of our landfills. The organization offers volunteer opportunities for children and adults. It sounds like a natural fit for an Optimist Club.

Our communities, our clubs, and our businesses thrive when we collaborate on projects. The Cerritos Optimist Club has been very proactive in inviting businesses and organizations to speak to their group. According to their Facebook page, they have had 20 guest speakers this year. Thanks to their generous welcome, their club is growing.

To get back to the initial question: what is really happening here? Relationships are being developed, opportunities are being explored, and a community is being served by organization, business and people coming together to do good in their communities. They are demonstrating optimism in action.

Find an Optimist Club near you and offer to make a presentation, collaborate on a project, make a donation: or better still, join in and do it all.
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