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Sunday, November 23, 2014

100 x 100

The Optimist International Board of Directors has set a goal to reach 100,000 members by the 100th anniversary of the organization in 2019. As of today, November 22, 2014, the organization sets at approximately 71,000 members. Do you think the goal is realistic?

I do. I believe this is an achievable goal. Think of this, if every Optimist Club member would recruit one new member this year, guess what? We'd not only meet, but we would exceed our goal this year.

Of course there are always deletions that come with natural attrition, so the international leaders hope that you will do just a bit more. A member-get-a-member campaign only works if the action is repeated, year after year, after year.

What do you say PNW District Optimist Clubs? Will you do your part to help us meet and exceed the 100 by 100 goal? Say yes with action; add a new member to your Optimist Club today.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Find out about the Meridian Optimist Club Christmas drawing

The Meridian Optimist Club is hosting the 12 Guns of Christmas to benefit the Meridian Optimist Junior Rifle Club, an award-winning group of young sportsmen and women.

This is the second year for the drawing. For a $20 entry fee, you will have 12 opportunities to win a raffle gun. Please see the flyer for details and contact Bert Moore at 208.949.3763 to purchase your chance to win.

Find out more about the Meridian Optimist Junior Rifle Club here.

And don't forget, the Meridian Optimist Club Christmas tree lot opens the day after Thanksgiving, November 28, 2014, Overland and Meridian Road, Meridian, ID.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A message from the PNW District-Optimist International Foundation Representative

Contributed by Fred Wallace, PNW District Optimist International Foundation Rep (US)

Dear fellow Optimist,

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, a day to celebrate our thanks for all the things Optimism has given us, we are again reminded how special this day is and to honor the important people in our lives. On this day, we show our love and gratefulness to the Optimist Foundation in many ways. With all the support we provide to children as members of Optimist Clubs and as Friends of Youth, we are constantly reminded of the bond between ourselves and youth.

To all the Members who make our world a better place, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving Day, and God’s blessing in abundance.

To honor your Family or special person in your life, please consider making a donation(s) to the Optimist International Foundation (OIF) so we can continue to support all of the scholarships and other youth programs that are supported by your generous donations.

There are so many of you who do so very much with your Optimist Clubs but have never made a contribution to the OIF. If you can afford something as small as $5.00 (or more), please consider doing so this Thanksgiving Day. You really can make a difference with a small donation. I think every Youth would see this type of gift not only unique but VERY special as well.

Being a full-time volunteer is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

Click here > Make your contribution today! < Click here

As always, THANK YOU for your thoughtfulness and kindness.


Fred A. Wallace
PNW District OIF Representative
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