Valley man is national president for 20/30 |

Valley man is national president for 20/30

by Heidi Alder

A first has come to pass for the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club. Six-year member Nick Grant was elected to the office of national president at the Active 20-30 National Convention held in Arizona in June.

“As far as I know, it’s the first time someone from here has won national president,” Grant said. “And we have records for 110 past members.”

Grant has committed to two years of service with this office.

“It’s really a two-year term,” Grant said. “The first year I’ll serve as national president-elect and assist the reigning president.”

He will then serve as president for the 2000-2001 term, and at 28 he is the youngest national officer serving now.

Grant is happy about his position, but a little surprised.

“It was a goal of mine,” Grant said, “but I didn’t think it would happen this soon.”

Grant was not planning on running this year until other members asked him to.

The Active 20-30 Club is service oriented for men ages 20-39, and Carson Valley has 13 members.

Grant is a member of the men’s club, and will be participating in the chartering of a women’s club for Carson Valley this weekend.

The club raises money for children.

“In September we’re giving a special kids picnic for physically and mentally handicapped children,” Grant said.

20-30 also donates money to the Kid’s Fishing Derby, DARE and Pop Warner Football, Grant said.

He plans to focus his term as president on improving inter-club communication and increasing membership.

Grant will be attending the International Convention for the 20-30 club at San Jose, Costa Rica in August to represent the U.S. and Canada.

The club gets along so well, that their times together often appear to be parties.

“The club takes someone from their community and allows them to meet new people,” Grant said. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s always fun. This club is all about teaching people how to be better people.”

For more information regarding the Active 20-30 Club, call Grant at 782-9783.