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December 2015

Letter from the President
Tim Kizziar, a pastor in Eugene, Oregon, believes that "our greatest fear as individuals should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter." When I look back at what our club has done in the past 12 months and think forward to what we will accomplish in 2016, I am convinced we are a group who need not fear succeeding at the unimportant things. We have seen our share of changes--saying goodbye to Roger Drone, embracing Gayle and Paul Cornelius as they acquired seasonal housing in Florida (who can blame them?), welcoming Roger Dickson and Jennifer Adams into our fold--but no one who visited our tree lot this Christmas season noticed a difference in our level of service, our quality product, or our dedication to supporting youth causes. Families came in, found their trees, snagged their photos from last year, posed for a new picture, and quipped, "See you next year" as they left.

It doesn't get much better than that, does it?

We are a solid force in Clayton. In fact, we're celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2016. 50 years of selling trees. 50 years of supporting youth programs. 50 years of friendship and laughter and making a difference in our little corner of the world. That, my fellow Optimists, is a clear standard of succeeding at the things that matter in life.

I am honored to be a part of this group.

Liz Christman, President

Upcoming Meetings/Events
January 5, 2016, 6:00 PM at Fallon’s Restaurant
Tree lot wrap up.

January 19, 2016, Club Holiday Party
Invitations will be sent via email the first week of January.

This n’ That
Best New Year’s Resolution – Learn something new every day. It will expand your heart, mind and soul.


Quote of the Momth: “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” –
Nikos Kazantzakis