2022-23 SWONT District Governor John Ruth

To all our friends in the great SWONT District,

Carol and I would like to thank you so much for your ongoing support.  So many of you have worked so hard these last few years and kept this great District moving forward.  Some have held back with a certain degree of trepidation and fear of the unknown.  That’s all behind us now as we definitely look forward “to the greater achievements of the future”. Carol and I  have been blessed these last few months to have been able to reconnect in person with many of you and you can feel the positivity and true Optimist spirit that is alive and well in SWONT.

There will be challenges in the year ahead but nothing that we as a team cannot conquer.  We are so fortunate in this District to have such a wealth of knowledgeable members to provide outstanding Leadership in the year ahead. Speaking of outstanding leaders, how about a standing ovation for three members from our District:  President Bob McFadyen, Vice-President Marlene Phillips and President-Elect Tracy Huxley! This has never happened before in the history of Optimist International.

  In 2022-2023 let’s all get “Up For Optimism”.

John Ruth