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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"Optimism is an incredible trait"

Sarah Newton
Does your Optimist Club promote the PGI program? Meant to familiarize new members with the purposes and activities of the Optimist International organization, the PGI (Personal Growth and Involvement) program has 10 levels that it encourages members to complete as they launch or refresh their Optimist Club journey. Each level asks the member to be involved by attending meetings, participating in club activities, helping their Optimist Club grow, and learning about Optimist International. Additionally, it offers opportunities for self development and improving communication skills.

In the Hillsboro Optimist Club, Sarah Newton is working her way through the program. Sarah joined the Optimist Club October 17, 2012. She immediately became involved in the public relations and communications aspects of the club serving as their bulletin and blog editor.

On February 19, 2013, she completed her first speech requirements for the PGI program when she made a presentation to her club about "How Optimism Can Make a Better World."

According to Sarah, as optimists, we create a better world through our actions. Civic leaders need optimism so they may serve the needs of their communities. Teachers and medical professionals use optimism to take care of their students and patients. We each use optimism to care for our family and friends and the world around us. Yes, as Sarah says, "Optimism is an incredible trait."

Please click here to read Sarah's speech. 

Please join me in welcoming Sarah to our family of PNW Optimist Clubs. We love your enthusiasm.

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