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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Calling all Optimists to Hood River

The First Quarter Meeting is fast approaching.

Your Optimist Club president and others will benefit from attending the motivational start of the new Optimist Club administrative year. It's the best way to learn the dates for the International programs and share promotional tools for all activities that your Optimist Club does throughout the year.

If you haven't already, please register now.

We look forward to seeing you in Hood River, October 24-25, 2014.

Click here to download the program.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Optimist Club Essay Contest Timeline

pnw district optimist clubs essay contestIs your Optimist Club working on the Optimist International Essay Contest? I hope so! It's one of the great opportunities that all Optimist Clubs have to interact with students in a way that lets them earn money for college.

This week Robin Stanhope, PNW District Chair of the Optimist International Essay Contest wrote in to share the following note:

Hello everyone, welcome to the new Optimist Year. 
I want to share information with you for the Essay Contest this year. This contest gives youth the opportunity to write about their opinions regarding themselves and the world around them. This year's topic is "Optimism Should be a Priority." The contest is open to students under the age of 19 and have not graduated from high school or the equivalent, regardless of the Contest date. United States students attending school on military installations outside the U.S. are also allowed to participate in the contest. These students are eligible to enter in their last U.S. home of record.

Please submit your winners to me for the District Competition no later than February 28, 2015. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I have sent out information to Club Presidents, Lt governors and Club Chairs in reference to the Essay Contest. If you did not receive the information please contact me at rastanhope@gmail.com
Timeline for Essay Contest
Feb 28, 2015 Clubs and/or Regional have winners submitted to District
Apr 15, 2015 District have winners submitted to OI
Thank you,
Robin Stanhope
PNW District Essay Chair

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Real FRI - END of Y-O-U-T-H: 2014-15 in Action

PNW District OptimistWe as active "Optimist" members of the Pacific Northwest District are all enthusiastically ready to launch another year of activities designed to meet our individual community needs focusing on "Bringing Out the Best in Our YOUTH".

Annually the October beginning for our clubs and district is a time to complete an assessment by completing the Annual Club Planning Conference Report by the incoming or new President and Board of Directors. Lt. Governors will ensure that each club completes and submits them on time.

I'm looking forward to all clubs & PNW District meeting or surpassing the following goals stated earlier:
  • Expand Youth Activities by at least one new activity and increase the number of youth served. 
  • As a minimum each and every club in each of our four zones achieve at least Honor Club status. Let's be the first district to achieve 100% Honor Clubs status. We can be the first! Check the PNW District website at least weekly to keep current. 
  • Above all, HAVE FUN and MORE FUN through service to our Youth and Member Fellowship involving ALL our members. 

Please encourage at least one representative from each club to attend the First Quarter Conference in Hood River, Oregon on 24 -25 October 2014. Log on to www.pnwdistrictoptimist.org to register and make hotel reservations.

This year's 1st Quarter Conference begins with an opening session change. Everyone is encouraged to have FUN by ENTERING OUR HOLLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST. Start now putting a winning costume!!! Enjoy and have FUN!! See you all there for business, information and fun.

~Governor Dick Disney
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