I want to thank the members of the District that attended the 2nd Quarter meeting in High River, AB. Those that attended were treated to a great meeting hosted by Pat Shorrock and the members of the Optimist Club of High River. To them we owe a great big "Thank You". I was somewhat apprehensive about my short notice to chair this meeting due to the unfortunate illness of both Governor Nick and Immediate Past Governor Ted. Thank you to the members of the District that made the job easier. Hopefully both Governor Nick and Immediate Past Governor Ted are both feeling better.
One of the major items that was proposed and passed by a vote of the Board of
Directors was the splitting of Zone 8 creating a new Zone 10. Zone 10 will comprise the Clubs of Northeastern Montana. This was also the meeting to recognize Clubs that had achieved Honor or Distinguished status. The Honor status Clubs were the Dinner Optimist club of Edmonton, the Beverly Optimist Club of Edmonton, and the Leduc Black Gold Optimist Club. There was one Distinguished Club and it was with great pride that Past Distinguished President James Reahm and his Distinguished Secretary Jana Reahm accepted their Distinguished President's watches. The Optimist Club of Great Falls-Uptown had a large contingent of members present to celebrate their success with James and Jana.
These meetings are a great way to meet old friends, make new friends and enjoy the hospitality of the Optimist members from the Host Club or community. Plan to attend the 3rd Quarter meeting in Billings Montana and listen to the Oratorical finalists and the speeches that they will be presenting. The District can grow through the "positive" energy that we receive from our attendance at these meetings.
See everyone in Billings.
Glen Kreller, Governor-Elect