OPTIMIST CLUB OF ST. CHARES CELEBRATES 50 YEARS AND INSTALLS 2021-22 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
On Friday, October 1, 2021 the Optimist Club of St. Charles celebrated fifty years of service to the youth of the St. Charles community. Following reminiscing, granting of awards and enjoying a delicious meal served by Pio’s Restaurant, the new officers and board members were installed by Mr. Carl Westenbarger. Mr. Westenbarger represented the Optimist Club of Brentwood that sponsored the St. Charles Club fifty years ago. Also in attendance was Ms. Lauren Deli, Governor of the East Missouri District of Optimist International.
One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Optimist of the Year award to Bob Beckman for his outstanding leadership and dedication to the club.
The club members were honored to have Mayor Dan Borgmeyer present a City of St. Charles Proclamation recognizing our community achievements and County Executive, Steve Ehlmann, presented a St. Charles County’s Proclamation recognizing the support and service to the citizens of St. Charles County. Also received was a Resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives, offered by Representative Tom Hannegan, District No. 65, recognizing the very special anniversary event.