June 30, 2010

Friendship builds community

There are a lot of things to love about being a part of an Optimist Club: the  projects, the purpose, the Optimist Creed  and best of all the people.  I snapped this picture last evening at the Caldwell, Idaho Optimist Club meeting.  These ladies were enjoying themselves with a little mystery.  

The mystery? They had renamed themselves for the evening: Helga, Olga and Heidi. Why?  I don't know, but it made them smile and that happiness  was enjoyed and reciprocated by all around them. 

Just for the record, a little business was conducted as well. The business and marketing manager for the Caldwell Night Rodeo made a an in-depth presentation about the renewed direction of the major community event. The Caldwell Night Rodeo (CNR) is a top-20 rodeo on the Professional Bull Riders tour making it a destination rodeo. The event draws tourists to town and in doing so, all service clubs benefit because they are the sole authorized vendors within the arena confines. The CNR volunteer board has committed this year to reinforce the fundraising opportunities within the community.  

The Caldwell Night Rodeo Queen was part of the presentation to share information about opportunities for students to benefit from scholarships generated by the rodeo.  She also described her year serving as the representative of the CNR. 



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Categories

alabama alberta anguilla arizona arkansas arts B.W.I. barbados british columbia california canada day cayman islands ccdhh celebrations change charitable Christmas Trees childhood cancer campaign childhood literacy childhood wellness campaign children citizenship college colorado communication community building community development community service do the right thing donation doodle 4 google drug abuse easter education enchantment engagement essay contest experience optimism Facebook faith fellowship festival fishing fitness florida food drive football friend of youth friendship fundraiser fundraising generation gap georgia good government grand cayman gratitude Halloween happiness hawaii health and welfare healthy club checklist holiday hope idaho illinois indiana inspiration internet safety iowa iron eyes jamaica jay leno join an optimist club jooi joy junior golf kansas keep america beautiful kentucky leadership louisiana maine manitoba marketing maryland membership mentor michigan minnesota mississippi missouri Montana motivation music sunday n carolina n dakota nebraska new jersey new mexico new optimist club new york ohio oklahoma ontario opportunity optimism optimist club optimist clubs optimist creed optimist international optimist international convention optimist international foundation optimistic story of the day oratorical contest oregon outreach partnerships patriotism pennsylvania playground pnw district promotion public relations quebec quotes recognition recycling respect respect for law s carolina scholarship school supplies schools service clubs share optimism social media south carolina South Dakota st. maarten stories success talent show teachers Ted tennessee testimonials texas traditions twitter virginia volunteers w. virginina washington website wisconsin young adult youth appreciation youth safety youth sports