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SWIS Governor 2019 - 2020
Slogan: "Imagine: Serving children in a changing world"

Wow! The Governor-elect year flew by! And here I am, Christine Dieckhoff, stepping into a new pair of shoes, following an awesome Governor Maureen Crombie! I have climbed the ladder of roles one must play, with my hiking boots on as club secretary, vice president, president and a plethora of chairmanships, Lt. Governor for 2 years, and then Governor elect. My husband, Wayne has been by my side, working with me and supporting me in my efforts, and now I must step up and into my new role with a whole district of people to join me in one of most important challenges I have ever encountered.

Governor's Update

When my fitness instructor tells us to do the pony step: “step, ball, change, step, ball, change,” she is helping us to stay fit.  The operative word in that phrase is change.  In order to stay fit, you have to change your direction every so often.  It’s the same in any great organization, in order to stay healthy and grow you need to change directions every so often.  In my year as governor, I am embracing change to keep the SWIS District as healthy as possible.

Following President Adrian’s theme, to imagine a new Optimist International focused solely on the clubs, I have chosen the motto “Imagine: Serving children in a changing world”.  After all, that’s what every club is about! 

So, here’s what to expect!  We hope to see many more club presidents and members coming to the district conferences for fun loving, informative and interactive experiences!  We will socialize, share ideas on a variety of topics, develop better ways to help ourselves to be better clubs, brainstorm to develop new and better ways to serve our communities, and to find new projects for technically proficient kids. We will also strive to grow as we flourish, stay financially stable and feel good about ourselves.  When clubs are happy and productive, they attract others to join them, and therein lies the growth! 

So how, you ask, are we going to achieve these lofty goals?  With my amazing team of Lt. Governors, absolutely awesome team chairs, past Governors and leaders on board, we can’t miss!  Go ahead, register and come to the first conference on October 18/19, 2019 at the Fitchburg/Madison Wyndham Garden Hotel and see what you think about changing as you make yourself heard!

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