On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM, instead of our normal lunch Zoom meeting, we had a great online event to celebrate the past year and to look forward to the next Optimist year. This is the end of the Centerville Noon Optimist presidential year for Greg Griffin and we welcomed 2020-2021 President Debe Dockins! New board members and vice-presidents were also installed this evening.
Optimist of the Year
The Optimist of the Year Award is chosen at a special meeting arranged and hosted by the previous year’s recipients. The voting group is composed of previous recipients of the award. This year’s Optimist of the Year is Beth Duncan. She joined CNO in 2016. Since then, some of the activities she has volunteered for are Avenue of Flags, Build a Bear, Easter Egg Hunt, and the Fishing Derby. She is the Chair of the Social Committee and she is a Christmas Tree Lot Captain.
As Optimists gathered at Polen Farm for the kick-off of a new Optimist Year, two club members received special honors. New club member Bob Lawson received the “Newcomer of the Year” Award from outgoing President Myron Rheaume for his outstanding volunteer efforts as an Optimist who joined the club in 2016. Greg Griffin received the …