You are invited to watch the contest live on ZOOM! Getting registered for this event IS required and only verified users will be able to attend for security purposes. So anyone wanting to watch the contest will have to have a Zoom account. The free version is all that will be necessary to register. (Not sure how to get Zoom? Send us a message using the Contact Us tab. Be sure to include your club name.)
Register in advance for this meeting (REQUIRED):
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Our District will pay the registration fee for all East Missouri District Optimists who want to attend the Virtual OI Convention! Want to find out how? Send us a request using the Contact Us form and we will share the specifics with you. Be sure to include your club name when submitting your request.
Check out this great video
The concept is that about once a month we will have a key member of our EMO District go "Live" on the East Missouri Facebook page. They will lead a discussion on specified topics with the goal of informing and providing a Q & A platform that will help our members.
Dates for future Facebook Live Speakers are June 17, July 15, and September 16. All events start at 7:00 p.m. Note the May 20th date has been canceled.
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. Michael Boles; assist clubs with Optimist Club Goal Setting Plans
October 1, 2019-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 25-26, 2019 1 st Quarter District Conference, Drury Inn Suites, Arnold, MO.
District ‘Trunk or Treat” to kick off.
November 28, 2019 Happy Thanksgiving
January 1, 2020 Clubs pay dues to OI
Happy New Year!
February 7, 2020 Deadline Clubs send Oratorical and CCDHH winner packages to Zone Chair
February 14, 2020 Happy Valentine’s Day
February 15, 2020 Clubs Form 990 due to IRS
February 21-22, 2020 2nd Quarter Conference, Drury Inn Plaza Hotel Columbia East, Columbia, MO.
February 28, 2020 Clubs Winning Essays due to District Essay Chair, Angelia Bunch
April 1, 2020 Clubs pay dues to OI & EMO
April 12, 2020 Happy Easter
April 13, 2020 Deadline Zone Oratorical and CCDHH winner packages to District Chairs Karl Tyminski and Lauren Dell NOTE: this may now be changed
Deadline District Essay winner packages to OI
May 1-2, 2020 3rd Quarter District Conference, Drury Inn & Suites Forest Park, St. Louis, MO CANCELED
District Oratorical and CCDHH Contests NOTE: this will be by video conference only
District Essay Contest Winner presentation NOTE: in person award canceled
Election of Lt. Gov.-Elects and nominations for Governor-Elect 2020-2021 NOTE: by video conference only
May 15, 2020 Deadline District Oratorical and CCDHH winner packages to OI
May 20, 2020 Club Officer Elect Report and OIF Representative due to OI. NOTE: Gov. Boles would like these filed by July 1
June 3, 2020 District Jr. Golf Tournament at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club, Ste. Genevieve, MO CANCELED
June 21-22, 2020 OI Regional and World Oratorical Contests at Saint Louis University NOTE: by video conference only
June 28- July 1, 2020 Optimist International Convention is now a virtual convention June 27-28
July 1, 2020 Clubs pay dues to OI
August 14-16, 2020 District Convention, Drury Hotel Cape Girardeau Conference Center, Cape Girardeau, MO
Election Governor-Elect 2020-2021
Club Scrapbook Contest
August 31, 2020 Club Annual Registration Report due to MO Secretary of State
Deadline Club President’s Citation information to OI
September 30, 2020 Deadline Club Pride Report to OI