Our International President, Adrian Elcock's theme is iMagine. What is he asking of all of us in this iMagine year? He is asking you to iMagine a whole new organization in which each Club sits at the center of the universe; the center of our Optimist organization. iMagine a community where children will no longer go hungry; where each child will have a bed to sleep in at night; and where each child will be cared for. iMagine yourself as an Optimist playing a big part in making that world possible.
President Adrian and I are asking each of us to become more engaged with our time and
resources in identifying and implementing a new project to be done in your community. Our emphasis will be on Service, Training, Administration and Recognition.
At the very special First Quarter District Conference, I will expand on my goals which include,among other things:
How we will get new members
How to retain our members
By engaging in a project, it brings our membership together, but even more importantly, others will see the passion that you and your fellow Optimists have for the children and the
community and may very well want to feel and share that same passion and Optimism.
That is why our companion declaration in the iMagine year will be iServe! I serve, you serve, we all serve to make this world a better place for our children, our youths and the future.
We will engage in training that benefits all members, recognize the service given by our
members, and run a healthy vibrant and growing organization. Each of us as members must begin to iMagine ourselves as future leaders, and as your governor, I will seek to make our membership an engaging and fulfilling one.
As your Governor, iPledge to help each member, to bring more excitement to service, meaning to training and recognition at each of our quarterly conferences and I want you and the members of your club to be a part of that pledge.
Let us together as a collective of dedicated Optimists re-commit to bringing out the best in our youths, our communities and ourselves.
iMagining and creating a better future for all,
Governor Dale of the MDSD District