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. 

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