Our East Missouri District Convention is shaping up to be a great one and all Optimist members and their guests are welcome! We will have Club Officer Sessions conducted by the energetic Optimist International Representative TRACY HUXLEY! Not going to be a Club Officer, don't worry, we've got you covered, too!
This year we will have an election for the position of Governor-Elect for the 2019-2020 year! The candidates (in alphabetical order) are Liz Christman and Mary Meers. The winner of this election will be our District Governor for 2020-2021.
The event starts off Friday evening with the Executive Committee meeting which everyone is invited to attend. This will be followed by the hospitality room, Putt Putt Golf commemorating our District Jr. Golf Tournament, and our version of hockey - Let's Go Blues! Saturday early morning, the Board of Directors will vote on possible changes to our District Policies and Procedures and everyone is invited to attend this meeting, too. In addition to the things already mentioned, we will have a Soap Box Derby demonstration on Saturday! The evening will be capped off with the Installation Banquet, Roast of the out-going Governor, and entertainment. Sunday morning we will have a memorial service to remember those Optimists we have lost this year.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN COLUMBIA!
To view and print the CALL LETTER, click the button below. To view and print the Policies Changes, click the other button below.
To Register Online, scroll down a bit further.
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. Mary Hatfield; assist clubs with Optimist Club Goal Setting Plans
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
November 1, 2018
2017-2018 Lt. Gov. Completed 2017-2018 Honor Club Tracking Forms due to Chuck Schuder
November 2-3, 2018
1st Quarter District Conference, Quality Inn, Festus, MO
February 15, 2019
Clubs Form 990 due to IRS
February 15-16, 2019
Tri-District Centennial Conference, Adam’s Mark Hotel, Kansas City, MO
February 28, 2019
Clubs Winning Essays due to District Essay Chair, Elizabeth Sperry
March 21, 2019
Deadline Clubs send Oratorical and CCDHH winner packages to Zone Chair
April 1, 2019
Clubs pay dues to OI & EMO
April 15, 2019
Deadline Zone Oratorical and CCDHH winner packages to District Chairs John Strickland and Loretta Kelly
Deadline District Essay winner packages to OI
May 3-4, 2019
3rd Quarter District Conference, Crown Plaza St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO
District Oratorical and CCDHH Contests
District Essay Contest Winner presentation
Election of Lt. Gov.-Elects and nominations for Governor-Elect 2019-2020
May 15, 2019
Deadline District Oratorical and CCDHH winner packages to OI
May 20, 2019
Club Officer Elect Report and OIF Representative due to OI
June 30- July 2, 2019
Junior Optimist International Convention, Galt House, Louisville, KY
June 30- July 3, 2019
Optimist International Convention, Galt House, Louisville, KY
July 1, 2019
Club pay dues to OI
July 18-20, 2019
OI Regional and World Oratorical and CCDHH Contests at SLU
August 9-11, 2019
District Convention, Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO
Election Governor-Elect 2019-2020
Club Scrapbook and Bulletin Contests
August 31, 2019
Club Annual Registration Report due to MO Secretary of State
Deadline Club President’s Citation information to OI
September 30, 2019
Deadline Club Pride Report to OI
Club pays dues to District and OI
November 1, 2019
2018-2098 Lt. Gov. Completed 2018-2019 Honor Club Tracking Forms due to Mary Hatfield