Wow! Only $99 per night at the Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport hotel! But to get this rate for both nights you must call before AUG. 8. Dial 314-291-6700 and mention "East Missouri Optimist Club." Be sure to tell the hotel you are staying both Friday and Saturday nights. Or book online by clicking on this link:
https://www.crowneplaza.com/redirect?path=asearch&brandCode=CP&localeCode=en®ionCode=1&hotelCode=STLAP&checkInDate=26&checkInMonthYear=072022&checkOutDate=28&checkOutMonthYear=072022&rateCode=6CBARC&_PMID=99801505&GPC=EMP&cn=no&viewfullsite=true (The code here is EMP.)
You know you want to attend this awesome Convention! Fellowship fun Friday evening. Soak up educational sessions for club officers and all members on Saturday. And of course dinner and dancing Saturday evening with Mike Davis as DJ! Sunday morning there will be a motivational session followed by a memorial service for Optimist members lost this year.
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out on the Early Bird rate!
REGISTER NOW! EARLY BIRD $70 ENDS AUG. 10!
It is so important to network with other like-minded people! Friday evening is a great time to learn what other clubs are doing. Of course the educational session Saturday will fill your brains with ideas. Saturday evening you will enjoy the installation of Ernie Wren as Governor for next year, Phyllis Neff as Governor-Elect, and all of the Lt. Governors. The Governor's Choice Awards will be handed out and Stephanie Monschein will present the Ken Monschein Presidential Award! All of this will be followed by lots of fun dancing the night away!
CONGRATULATIONS to Region 4 Middle America Vice President – Lister Florence from EMO's own Rolla Optimist Club!
CONGRATULATIONS to Region 4 Middle America Vice President – Elect Mike Boles from EMO's own Arnold-Imperial Optimist Club!
Congratulations, and thanks to Hezekiah, Jeremiah, Mikey (and videographer mom Sandra) for this enthusiastic version of the Optimist Creed. These are our 3 boys who won our geocaching event, HUNT FOR OPTIMISM IN MOTION! that the Downtown Columbia Optimist Club held recently.
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.
Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.
To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.
Lt. Gov. plan your Zone meetings for the year and send dates to Gov. Lauren Dell; assist clubs with Optimist Club Goal Setting Plans
October 1- Clubs pay dues to OI and EMO
Clubs send your required club chair registrations to OI & OIF
REEL Optimism dates to be determined by OI
October 22-23 1st Quarter District Conference, Courtyard by Marriott, St. Peters, MO
January 1 Clubs pay dues to OI
Happy New Year!
February 7 Deadline Clubs send Oratorical and CCDHH winner packages to Zone Chairs
February 14 Happy Valentine’s Day
February 15 Clubs Form 990 due to IRS
February 25-26 2nd Quarter Conference, Embassy Suites, St. Charles, MO
February 28 Clubs Winning Essays due to District Essay Chair, Rob Barth
Happy St. Patrick's Day
April 1 Clubs pay dues to OI & EMO
April 13 Deadline District Essay winner packages to OI
Deadline Zone Oratorical and CCDHH winner packages to District Chairs Karl Tyminiski and Angelia Bunch
April 17 Happy Easter!
April 29-30 3rd Quarter Conference, Drury Inn and Suites, Chesterfield, MO
District Oratorical and CCDHH Contests
District Essay Contest Winner presentation
Election of Lt. Gov.-Elects and nominations for Governor-Elect 2022-2023
May 15 Deadline District Oratorical and CCDHH winner packages to OI
May 20 Club Officer Elect Report and OIF Representative due to OI
June 10 EMO Jr. Golf Qualifying Tournament
June 30- July 3 Optimist International Convention, Reno, NV
July 1 Clubs pay dues to OI
July TBD OI Regional and World Oratorical Contest at St. Louis University
August 26-28 District Convention, Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport, St. Louis
Election Governor-Elect 2022-2023
Club Scrapbook Contest
August 31 Club Annual Registration Report due to MO Secretary of State
Deadline Club President’s Citation information to OI
September 30 Deadline Club Pride report to OI