Les became a member of the Optimist Club of Red Deer in 2005 and has enjoyed every moment of his journey. He has served in many capacities over the course of his Optimist endeavours, and in various positions for his club, with his favorites being the Essay and Oratorical Contest Chair positions. He became Distinguished President in 2007-2008, Lieutenant Governor, District Membership Chair and served as District Governor in 2019-2020. In the upcoming year, he will serve as District Foundation Representative and CCOF Board member. Les has been a strong supporter of the CCOF and is extremely happy to have been asked to serve as a CCOF Board and committee member. The youth involved in the programs provided by the Foundation have an impact towards lifetime memories. Les intends to support the Foundation in its current capacity of providing youth with opportunities and to help expand and grow its support network. He very much looks forward to working with the other Board and committee members.