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A warm welcome from Optimist members in Pasadena

Many thanks to The Optimist Club, Pasadena Chapter, for the warm welcome at their June 27 meeting. A special thanks to member Jairo Lizarazu for inviting me to speak.

If you’re not familiar with the organization, they do great work:

Optimist International is an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.” Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be.

Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people.

Visit their website for more information.