Optimist with a capital "O"!
C.- Celebrate; A - Address; R - Recognition; E - Excell. Every member of our clubs need to feel valued. Sometimes we might need to invite someone from outside our club to a club gathering to help all members feel heard. We will be rejoicing in the club's achievements, discussing concerns, and planning to soar into the future. And there will be cake!
Carroll Metzger is our District Membership Engagement Chair and she would welcome inquiries about this program or to schedule a C.A.R.E. gathering with your club! Click HERE to send an email to Carroll.
When you participate in this OI Webinar on Mar. 11, you will have the opportunity to learn how to make a significant impact on the lives of your club's most valuable asset.
Click the blue button below to register.
Check out this great video of our Creed from 2nd Quarter Conference!
Dust off those passports and register for our annual convention! These conventions are so much fun and educational! Also, book your hotel rooms soon, the rooms are filling up!
Click HERE for more information.
Coming direct to your inboxes! We are evolving and new methods of sharing information are on the way! Be sure to add email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
****Introducing HubSpot, the new, free software we are trying out for our newsletters. With the use of HubSpot, there may be an extension on our District email. So the newsletters will likely come from email@example.com . But rest assured, this is a legitimate email. In fact, it will be a good idea to add this email address to your contacts or in some manner mark it so that future newsletters will not end up in your spam folder.****
CONGRATULATIONS to Region 4 Middle America Vice President Mike Boles from EMO's own Jefferson County Club (formerly Arnold-Imperial Optimist Club)!
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 14 Happy Valentine’s Day
February 15 Clubs Form 990 due to IRS
February 23-24 2nd Quarter District Conference - Virtual
February 28 Clubs Winning Essays due to District Essay Chair; Club Oratorical Contests completed
March 31 Deadline Club Officers Complete Optimist Institute Training
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 7 EMO Jr. Golf Qualifying Tournament
June 22-26 OI Convention, Sheraton Fallsview, Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada
July 1 Clubs pay dues to OI
July 18-19 OI Regional and World Oratorical Contest
July 18-22 JOI Summit
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