From the Fall 2013 Issue of “The Optimist” magazine on page 11.
Susan Burbank from the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club in the Quebec South District wrote a poem about her first experience at an Optimist International Convention…
“Over one thousand Members from far and wide,
All talking Optimism and beaming with pride.
A sense that talking and listening would give you insight,
The sharing, the belonging, made it all feel just right.
The stars you were shooting for became even higher.
So many children are wanting, so many people don’t know
The greatest solution is to make Optimism grow.
There’s a definite need to get the word out there.
To find those beautiful hearts with so much to share.
Let them know in return, a child may give them a smile
That they’ll remember forever and make it all worthwhile.”