Make your room reservation at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in St. Charles, Two Convention Center Plaza Saint Charles, Missouri 63303 USA in either of 2 ways using Booking Code OPT:
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.
Check out this great video!
Deadline for club officers to complete LMS has been extended!
This is a friendly reminder that all Optimist leaders must complete training for their respective positions. Club Presidents, Club Secretary/Treasurers, Club Foundation Reps (CFR), and Lt. Governors, this means you! Honor status and up is just waiting for you. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the LMS or need help logging in, please email LMS@optimist.org. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response. If an email is sent over the weekend, expect a response on Monday.
The launch of the new Learning Management System was a big step forward for Optimist International to improve the way we provide training materials to Clubs. There are numerous webinar videos, explanations of the various programs sponsored by Optimist International, Getting Started with Instagram, and more! You may access the LMS and registration at optimist.org
The cost for most members is only $6 and the wealth of information available is well worth it.
Each Club has four FREE licenses to the system. These licenses are reserved for the Club President, Club President-Elect, Club Secretary Treasurer, and Club Foundation Representative (this will be updated every year for the new person in each role).
Click on the links below or go to the Resources tab above to download the registration instructions.
See below for current PROMO CODES
Here are the Promo Codes for Officers & Officer-elects as of 8/24/21:
Club President CLUBPRES
Club President Elect PRESELECT
Club Foundation Representative OICFR
Club Secretary-Treasurer SECTRES
Club President Elect PRESELECT21
Club Foundation Representative Elect CFRELECT21
2021 Club Secretary-Treasurer Elect SECTRESE21
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 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