Board Members

Executive Board Members

Joyce Mullins : President

Joyce Mullins

President

Member since 2003. "I joined the Optimists because kids are my passion and I like to do things with and for them to help them be happy and succeed in life."

Dale Leonard : 1st Vice President

Dale Leonard

1st Vice President

Member since  2012. "I joined the Optimists because I am very enthusiastic about the support our club gives to the children of Forsyth County. It has been a great experience."

Harold Mullins : 2nd Vice President

Harold Mullins

2nd Vice President

Member since 2003. "I joined the Optimists because I was impressed by the work of the club."

Matt Maiorano : Treasurer

Matt Maiorano

Treasurer

Member since 2004. "I joined the Optimists to give back to my community. My wife & I support the development of the children of the community."

Barbara Yarbrough : Secretary

Barbara Yarbrough

Secretary

Member since 2009. "I joined the Optimists because I like to help the kids and I enjoy the club camaraderie."

Kathy Perreault : Immediate Past President

Kathy Perreault

Immediate Past President

Member since 2011. "I was excited to join the Optimists when I learned about the activities the club does for the children of the community. I enjoy working with the members and being involved in the track meets, fishing derbys and scholarship distributions."

 Board Members 2018 – 2020

Gary Beard : Director

Gary Beard

Director

Member since 2010. "I joined the Optimists to support youth of the community."

Roger Dunn : Director

Roger Dunn

Director

Member since 1981. "I joined the Optimists because a former member brought his two sons to hunt dove on my property without permission. I went to run them off and ended up joining the Club!"

Jim Yarbrough : Director

Jim Yarbrough

Director

Member since 2009. "I joined the Optimists because of what the Optimist Creed means to me! And the members not only talk the talk but walk the walk in 'Bringing Out the Best in Kids'."

Board Members 2019 – 2021

John Richards : Director

John Richards

Director

Member since 2014. "I joined the Optimists because it is a great opportunity to get kids involved in the club sponsored activities that challenge their growth and education.  My joining was for the Kids!!"

Bob Wade : Director

Bob Wade

Director

Member since 1973. "I joined the Optimists for the purpose of helping in some small way the kids of the community improve their chances of success in life as they grow up and become leaders in the community."