Tuesday, May 28th


June 4th, Breakfast Meeting, 7:00 am SDYC, Speaker Chris Kiefer, CFO of the NTC Foundation

June 11th, Breakfast Meeting, 7:00 am SDYC, Speaker to be announced

June 17th, Board Meeting, 5:00 pm SDYC; Steak Fry, 6:00 pm SDYC

July 15th, Annual Golf Tournament, River Walk Golf Course


The 2019 Youth Appreciation Breakfast

With all the challenges this world has to offer, we are very happy to know the next generation of leaders will bring us something special!  Seven of the eight winners of the 2019 Point Loma Optimist Club Youth Appreciation Day with their families, joined their teachers, principals and Club Members for a delicious breakfast and award presentation celebration.  These fourth and fifth grade children represent the local elementary schools on the Peninsula.  They were nominated by their teachers and principals for their outstanding citizenship, academic achievement and optimistic spirit.  Their accomplishments are those to be lauded, celebrated and shared.  Your 2019 winners are:

“And the winners are…”

Club member, Vince Glorioso, chaired the committee for the Point Loma Optimist Club and was the Master of Ceremonies for the event.  Vince asked each of the winners to introduce the family members, teacher and principal seated at their table, and to tell the audience which school they attended.  “It is really a delight to talk with these young leaders and watch them shine in this special spotlight”, he said.  Vince also called each of the winners up to the podium, then read the summary of why the student was so deserving (as provided by the teachers) to the audience.  Each winner received a framed Citation and a cash prize as recognition of the accomplishment.  (The eighth winner was on a school sponsored class trip to Disneyland this morning.  Vince will make a personal presentation of their award at an upcoming school assembly.)

Thank you to the Principals and Teachers for their efforts with all their students.

The Point Loma Optimist Club is proud to support youth activities on the Peninsula.  This Youth Appreciation Celebration is one of many ways we recognize, award, celebrate and sponsor our youth and youth programs.  The Point Loma Optimist Club provides needed school supplies and equipment.  We hold Oratorical Contests.  We support athletic, arts, STEAM and reading programs.  We award graduating high school students with scholarships.  We also set up and take down the United States Flags along Rosecrans Street on every Sunday, legal Holiday and for special occasions (like returning submariners to Ballast Point).  If you are interested in learning more about the Point Loma Optimists Club, drop by for breakfast (our treat) on most Tuesday mornings at the San Diego Yacht Club.  You will find the schedule at the top of this article.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Youth Appreciation Awards.  We are proud to recognize your accomplishments!


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