2019 -2020 Recognition Award – Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club

(Text read at presentation of the Recognition Award) Every year, the Club Optimiste de Carlsbad Springs recognizes someone in the community who stands out from the others because of the work done in the community. For the year 2019-2020, a year everyone will remember, we have decided to recognize MAUREEN MACKIE.

In the summer of 2019, the Club approached Maureen to see if she would be interested in running a Youth Night for children aged 4 to 13 years old once a week. It was going to be first for the Club. Not only did she accept, but she was the most resourceful person to get equipment, snacks and parents’ cooperation! The group grew quickly, word spread around and at the District level, we became the talk of the town. Maureen’s involvement does not stop at our Youth Night. We have seen her year after year in the kitchen during the carnival. She is now our part-time maintenance worker for the Carlsbad Springs Community Center – needless to say a much needed woman’s touch.

Thank you Maureen for your involvement in the community and for your enthusiasm in keeping 20 plus kids busy once a week!