Thursday, January 14, 2010
Cloverdale's Optimists Meet at Miss Libby's Bed and Breakfast
The Cloverdale Optimists Club meets every second and fourth Thursday in the dining room of Miss Libby's Bed and Breakfast on the Station Road. Miss Libby founded The Optimists Club twenty seven years ago with a vision to improve the emotional well being of Cloverdale's residents. One of the club's goals is to inspire people to see the good in everyone. Another goal is to motivate people to reach beyond themselves in a spirit of giving.
The village council approved the club's long standing request last month to hang motivational signs throughout the village's town centre as long as the club received permission from the building's owners. The signs were designed and created by students from the village's two secondary schools, The Comprehensive and St. Bartholomews.
The sign above hangs on Station Road above the Miss Libby's Bed and Breakfast. Having set the example, Miss Libby hopes others will take her lead and give their permission for signs on their property.
"I'm optimistic," she said with a twinkle in her eye.
In response to this soon to appear tidal wave of 'good' a small minority of residents gathered at the Kicking Donkey Pub to form a counter club to the Optimists. They call themselves the SunDowners of Cloverdale. They will meet directly opposite the Optimists at the Pub and enjoy a good pint while they share stories of misfortune and all around bad luck.
Wait........... Isn't that pretty much what you hear in a Pub anyway?
Good luck to Cloverdale's Optimists and Sundowners. And to all our kind readers, its not whether the glass is half full or half empty. It just the fact that there is anything in the glass at all.