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November 18th, 2010
San Marcos Optimist Club has new president


Exiting Optimist Club president Lisa Tanksley (left) passed the gavel to new president Diana Tagle Guerrero (right) at a banquet this month.


Earlier this month, Lisa Tanksley passed the gavel to new San Marcos Optimist Club president Diana Tagle Guerrero at a ceremony at the San Marcos Conference Center. The ceremony was included in the Optimist Club Awards banquet as Tanksley ended her two-year reign as president.

This year, the San Marcos Optimists Club assisted the San Marcos High School JROTC Kitty Hawk Society in the “Stockings for Heroes” drive, conducted an annual essay contest and awarded more than $3,000 in high school scholarships.

The Kitty Hawk Society Project stuffed 175 Christmas stockings for the troops in Company B 141st infantry Division this year with donations from the San Marcos Optimist Club and other community volunteers.

The efforts of the Optimist Club are funded in large part by their annual poinsettia sales at Christmas time.

“Our annual Poinsettias Scholarship fundraiser is one of our largest projects … Our goal is to sell over 300 plants this year,” said exiting president Tanksley.

For more information on the poinsettia project, contact San Marcos Optimist Club President Diana Tagle Guerrero by email at

The San Marcos Optimist Club’s sole focus is on helping youth in the community. The club is part of Optimist International.

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