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New Facebook Live Speaker Series!

Appealing & Timely Topics

 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.  


The topic for the next event on January 15, 2020 is S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting!

 

So head on over to our Facebook page by clicking the link at the bottom of this page on 1/15/20 at 7 p.m. to participate in this interactive event!


Dates for future Facebook Live Speakers are March 4, May 20, June 17, July 15, and September 16.  All events start at 7:00 p.m.

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EMO Second Quarter Conference!

Calling all Optimists and Guests!

Are you ready for our next awesome meeting?  It's gonna knock your socks off!


Speaking of socks, grab a new pair or lots of new pairs to donate to a Columbia area homeless shelter.


Jim Boyd from Optimist International will be joining us.  He is a great speaker!  With the voice of a radio announcer, he will keep us hanging on every word!


Just a couple of important items... 


Be sure to reserve your hotel room by TUESDAY, JANUARY 21! You can download and print the Call Letter below for details.


Also please note that early bird conference registration ends February 14!


Let's put on our sleuthing caps for  a fun murder mystery game!  And finally, we'll be encouraged to take selfies!


Register for the Conference Online!

Scroll on down a bit, just below the area for downloading the full Call Letter, and you will see the section for online registration!

Download the full 2nd Quarter Conference Call Letter here

The Call Letter has all of the details for the conference, including hotel phone number and group block number.  You'll also find the schedule for the conference which starts with check in as early as 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 2/21 and the Executive Committee meeting (everyone is invited) at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Who Done It? game.  Saturday's events start at 8:00 a.m. with the Board of Director's meeting (everyone is invited).

EMO Call Letter 2nd Q Feb 2020 pdf (pdf)

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Scholarships and Programs

For a description of some of the programs and scholarship contest opportunities we offer for children, click the download button below.

2019-2020 Scholarships & Programs Flyer (pdf)

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East Missouri District of Optimist International

EMO 2019-2020 Calendar

 October 2019


 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 2019


November 28, 2019 Happy Thanksgiving 


December 2019


Happy Holidays 


January 2020


January 1, 2020 Clubs pay dues to OI


Happy New Year! 


February 2020


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 2020 


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 


Deadline District Essay winner packages to OI 


May 2020


May 1-2, 2020 3rd Quarter District Conference, Drury Inn & Suites Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 


District Oratorical and CCDHH Contests 


District Essay Contest Winner presentation 


Election of Lt. Gov.-Elects and nominations for Governor-Elect 2020-2021 


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 


June 2020


June 21-22, 2020 OI Regional and World Oratorical Contests at Saint Louis University 


June 28- July 1, 2020 Optimist International Convention, Schaumburg, IL 


July 2020


July 1, 2020 Clubs pay dues to OI


August 2020


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 2020


September 30, 2020 Deadline Club Pride Report to OI 

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