Congratulations! It is time.
Now is the time to increase your focus on service to the youth and to one another.
I am proud of the team that we have to serve the Optimists throughout the Georgia District. I truly believe that we are going to do a great job in the year ahead by “bringing out the best in kids”.
Timing and execution can mean a lot for us. The attached picture is an example.
Earlier tonight I was in my hometown of Senoia, Georgia. Our Optimist Club participated in a joint meeting with the local Rotary Club. As the meeting concluded, one of the stars of ‘The Walking Dead’ TV series, Andrew Lincoln who plays the character Rick Grimes, was outside. (He is a rather frequent patron of the business in which we were meeting.)
I introduced myself to “Rick” and explained that I was the new Governor from Senoia – unlike the evil Governor from the town of Woodbury in the TV show. (Senoia is actually the location of the fictitious Woodbury in ‘The Walking Dead’.) In the picture, Rick seems to show his support of the new Governor.
I appreciate the support that you have all already shown. Just know that I support you in your endeavors this year to make the Georgia District the best it can be.
Let’s have a great year together!