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Dear Iowa Optimist family,

Gov DennyI say family because to me you are my family. My home clubs of Kalona and the Washington Township are family.  I am honored in the trust you have put in me to be your governor for the great Iowa Optimists District for the year 2016 and 2017.

We had a great Optimist year with Past Governor Don Pfeiffer in the 2014 and 2015 we had another great year with Past Immediate Governor Dave Phillips in 2015 and 2016. I know we can be successful in our projects and grow our Clubs and District. I will lead us to have another great year just by being positive and to pursue our greatest passion in working for our kids in our communities and our state. As most of you know my greatest passion is to help the kids with childhood cancer. Our great District has been number one in Optimist International for the last three years; we will be so again this year and we will keep that streak going.

My motto is “Make the Difference.” That is for every Iowa Optimist to make the difference by following your greatest passion will bring success for you, your club, and the District. I will be working hard to make the difference for the great Iowa District.

It is my honor and privilege to be your governor – thank you.

Make the Difference
Governor Dennis (Denny) Phares