Sponsor: Twin Cities Club
Olivia is going to be a freshmen this fall and is in the Herculaneum School District
Olivia finished third in the 2020- 2021 East Missouri Oratorical Contest
Sponsor: Ashland Club
Grant is home schooled and lives in the Columbia Area.
Sponsor: St Charles Club
Abby is going to be a Junior this Fall in the St Charles School District.
Sponsor: Sunrise Optimist Club in Columbia
Olivia is currently a senior at Rock Bridge High School.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 1ST! HAVE YOU REGISTERED? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.optimist.org/reg/default.cfm?e=CONV&m=2022
Please join us for the 104th Optimist International Convention in Reno, Nevada! There will be District and Club Officer training and educational sessions to appeal to all. Enjoy the welcoming celebration, brunch to honor past International Presidents, keynote speakers, and the Cornhole Tournament! Click on the image above or https://www.optimist.org/Member/convention.cfm to visit for more details.
Check out this great video!
CONGRATULATIONS to Region 4 Middle America Vice President – Lister Florence from EMO's own Rolla 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, Quality Inn, Festus, MO
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