Home Club: North St. Louis County
Greetings My Fellow Optimists of the East Missouri District,
I am honored to serve as your 2015-16 year Governor. Our main goal this year is to increase the overall membership and create new clubs throughout the district by focusing on “Bridging Optimist Service with Community and Families”. Through engagement, Optimist will become a more valuable partner in our communities in which we serve.
Establishing lasting partnerships with schools, churches and community organizations will also be an important part of our Optimist year. Our district leadership team has planned to support exciting, information packed district conferences that will offer a fun time for your entire family including youth, motivate and energize you to return to your communities and attract new interest in Optimist. There are great incentives offered for Optimists who go the extra mile to bridge growth for our district.
We must lead by example by serving youth in communities where there are significant needs and where our Optimism will make a positive difference. Positive and consistent communication with each other will also help to bridge lasting relationships in Optimist. “Each one of us has the responsibility of spreading Optimism and lifting our members up!”
The overall Optimist International growth goal of achieving 100,000 by the year 2019 has already begun. During our year together, I would like us all to focus on these goals while enjoying the friendships we build and partnerships we join. You are an important builder. Let’s get the tools we need when we come together and allow our work to speak for our district!
Looking forward to building together,
Dwight Pollard, Governor East Missouri District Optimist