Congratulations Janet Oord Graves

The Optimist International Foundation is pleased to welcome Janet Oord Graves from the South Texas District as the newest member of the OIF Board. Janet will begin her four-year term on October 1, 2017.

Janet has been an Optimist member since 1996. She has served in many capacities within the organization including; Distinguished and Outstanding Governor of the Michigan District, OI Vice President of the Southwest Region, and current Leadership and Development Committee Chair, among many others. She served OIF as a Distinguished and Outstanding District Foundation Representative in 2014/15. She is a William H. Harrison Society Member, Christian D. Larson Partner and a President’s Club Member.

"We all joined an Optimist Club to provide support, mentoring, and programs for the youth in our communities; a strong Optimist International Foundation (OIF) is essential to ensure that we continue to be able to do so. I will be proud and honored to represent the youth we serve and my fellow Optimists beginning on October 1 on the OIF Board of Directors. Thank you for your support and confidence!"