1st Quarter Conference Service Project
Please bring lots of the following items to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Columbia. We can help provide some comfort to families of seriously ill children.
Apply now for your club's event to be considered as one of the stops on the Spreading Optimism Tour of 2023/2024.
Welcoming the New Year
Coming direct to your inboxes! We are evolving and new methods of sharing information are on the way! Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your contacts so you will easily see various emails and newsletters from our district leadership! Yes, every member will be receiving things such as call letters for our conferences!
CONGRATULATIONS to Region 4 Middle America Vice President Mike Boles from EMO's own Jefferson County Club (formerly 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.
October 1- Clubs pay dues to OI and EMO
Clubs send your required club chair registrations
October 13-14 1st Quarter District Conference, Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia
January 1 Clubs pay dues to OI
Happy New Year!
February __ 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 23-24 2nd Quarter District Conference - Virtual
February ___ Clubs Winning Essays due to District Essay Chair
Happy St. Patrick's Day
April 1 Clubs pay dues to OI & EMO
April __ Deadline District Essay winner packages to OI
Deadline Zone Oratorical and CCDHH winner packages to District Chairs
May 3-4 3rd Quarter District Conference, Best Western Plus, Washington
District Oratorical and CCDHH Contests
District Essay Contest Winner presentation
Election of Lt. Gov.-Elects and nominations for Governor-Elect 2023-2024
May 15 Deadline District Oratorical and CCDHH winner packages to OI
May 20 Club Officer Elect Report and OIF Representative due to OI
June __ TBD EMO Jr. Golf Qualifying Tournament
June 23-26 OI Convention, Sheraton Fallsview, Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada
July 1 Clubs pay dues to OI
July ___ TBD OI Regional and World Oratorical Contest at St. Louis University
August 16-18 EMO District Convention, Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia
Election Governor-Elect 2024-2025
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