Optimist International President Visits Coronado Club

January 3, 2013

Optimist International President Salutes Coronado Optimist Club as Best in the  California South District

President St Onge

Optimist International President J.C. St. Onge and a host of California-South District officials recently visited the Coronado Optimists Club at a Thursday morning meeting here in Coronado.

He spoke of what the very best clubs have:  great fellowship, outstanding service projects, support from their community, success in attracting new members who come with new ideas that refresh and regenerate. He noted with pleasure the high quality of the Optimist Club of Coronado and recognized it as being the best in the California-South District.

President St. Onge’s home is in Canada.  He related how he became active in his home club, the results of the efforts of that club in getting great support from the community, his leadership roles from club, to district, to international levels.  His one-year tour as the OI President has him traveling to all parts of the USA and Canada.  The Coronado Optimists were pleased he was able to visit.  As he looked out at the beautiful view from the Coronado Community Center, where the Optimists meet every Thursday morning, he stated that he now understood why the club was so successful!  The Optimists agreed, we do indeed have a beautiful town, and that includes the people, too!

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