My mom has been big into the Paragon Optimist Club, and this past September (2018) she invited me to attend their installation dinner. She was being installed as a board member, and I thought it would be fun to see my mom installed in something she seems to be passionate about.
I attended a meeting or two prior to the installation, but I really didn’t know what to expect. After attending what I can say – the food was wonderful, door prizes were the flower centerpieces (side note: I won a centerpiece, and a 50/50 raffle!), but the best part for me really was the great group of women, who made me feel right at home.
In March, of this year (2019) she invited me to their Zone Meeting, which also includes a quarter auction to raise money for a local charity. Again, I really had no idea what this was all about, but I said sure. It was another super night! I was filled with food, raffle baskets (sad side note: I didn’t win this time), and great women who once again made me feel welcome. All monies collected that night was donated to New Life Mission.
I was hooked!
The more mom talked about the club, the more interested I became. The awesome projects they work on for the community like Meal Ministry, Paragon Pals and numerous others had me wanting to be part of the action! So here I am ready to fill out my application to become a member.
Thanks mom for introducing me to the great charitable organization.