WEDDINGTON – The Weddington Optimist Club has inducted three new members.
Brad Guerin was a charter member of the Weddington Optimist Club in 1980. He has been married to his wife, Ann, for 49 years. Their son and three grandchildren live in Pennsylvania. Brad has coached all ages of children in baseball and soccer. Since his recent retirement, he is giving back to the community again through the Optimist Club.
Troy Slice moved to the area two years ago with his wife, Kayla, and seven children: Axel, Blakelie, Abel, Khloe, Kylie, Ella and Emma. He volunteers as an NCHSSA football official and serves on the WCWAA board of directors.
Ron Espinosa has been married for 20 years and is the father of two boys and two girls. He is actively involved in his community through WCWAA, serving as secretary, baseball board of directors, football player safety coach, USA football master trainer, youth certified coach and coaches’ football, little league and challenge baseball.
The Optimist Club is an international organization that has been serving youth across the USA and Canada for 100 years. The local club was formed in 1980. The organization provides computer scholarships for a deserving high school senior from every school in the county. In addition, to sponsoring essay and oratorical contests, the club holds a most improved student party that is attended by 200 to 300 students across Union County. One of the club’s largest events, attended by almost 500 children and their families, is Breakfast with Santa.
Contact Mike Maxson at 980-328-5700 or go to www.wedding ton-optimist.org if interested in joining the club.