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Mark Harris 


Our fellow Optimist and friend, Mark Harris, passed suddenly on June 7, 2021. Mark was a member of the Timonium Optimist Club in the Maryland-South Delaware District and truly will be missed by all in the MDSD District.


Mark joined the Timonium Club in 1994 and remained very active in his club as well as at the District and International level. At the club level Mark served as President, Treasurer, and Vice President, Optimist International Foundation Representative as well as volunteering on many other committees. 


Mark was Lieutenant Governor for his zone in 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 and served on several district committees over the years including Audit and Finance, District Convention, and Leadership Development.  Mark also served on the following Optimist International committees - Club Trainers, Activities Committee and Club Grant Program committee.


Mark received recognition as a Distinguished District Governor (2013-2014), was elected as International Vice President for Region 3 (2015-2016) and was recently elected into the Maryland/South Delaware District’s Hall of Fame.

 Mark was a great leader and optimist he will be missed by all in the MDSD district

Announcements & Events
2021 MDSD District
Oratorical Winners!
Congratulations to our 2021 Oratorical Winners! List of winners and pictures found on Youth Programs page.
Optimist Club of Salisbury!
Receiving the Friend of Education Award from the Wicomico Public Schools and the Wicomico Board of Education
MDSD/AC Joint Conv
8/20 - 8/22/21 - Wilmington DE
Double Tree (Concord Pike) Hotel & meal reservation cut-off: 8/5/21. Reg fee must be postmarked by 7/26/21 Please see Conf Plans tab for more info.
Congratulations 7th
District Scholarship Winners!
Alice Kelly (University of Maryland/Family Science), Lacey Bateman (Salisbury University/Early Childhood Ed) and Jill Hayden (St. Mary's College/Computer Science)

Optimist Calendar
 July 2021 

Governor's Message
As we continue to face the challenges of COVID-19 our Optimism is more important now than ever before! Optimist International recognizes MDSD as one of the best districts in the organization and that is because all of you strive to live the Creed as we Bring Out the Best in Kids. Be safe and be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
Mike DeFiore
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