We have several opportunities for volunteers. From greeters, to shuttle golf cart drivers, to spotters on the course, we have positions for you! Please arrive at 8:00a.m. on June 9 at the Ste. Genevieve Golf C;lub, 17450 Clubhouse Ct., Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670.
Josie is a senior at Troy Buchanan High School and was sponsored by the Lincoln County Optimist Club. Congratulations Josie!
A nice field of contestants from all across our District vied for three scholarships. These speeches were awesome and inspiring!
In 3rd Place was Maddie Wolf. 2nd Place was Jspn Evans. The WINNER was CHARLES LEWIS (far right)! Congratulations all!
Phyllis Neff, EMO Governor-Elect, Barb Schmidt, and Jean Naeger with the Twin City Area Optimist Club enlightened the group regarding a different way to raise money. Their club solicits funds from local business annually.
Mike spoke to conference attendees regarding the need to keep an eye focused on change. Not just for the sake of change, but for positive changes, even though they may be hard chioices to make.
Our service project for this conference was the collection of small toys for Cardinal Glennon. 176 small toys such as fidget spinners, handheld spiky sensory balls, and squish balls will be delivered to the hospital to help make children's hospital experience as positive as possible. The toys will be helpful with distracting children during treatments.
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!
Welcoming the New Year
CONGRATULATIONS to Region 4 Middle America Vice President – Elect Mike Boles from EMO's own Arnold-Imperial 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.
October 1- Clubs pay dues to OI and EMO
Clubs send your required club chair registrations
October 28-29 1st Quarter District Conference, Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia
January 1 Clubs pay dues to OI
Happy New Year!
February __ 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 24-25 2nd Quarter District Conference, Hilton STL Airport, St. Louis
February ___ Clubs Winning Essays due to District Essay Chair
Happy St. Patrick's Day
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 5-6 3rd Quarter District Conference, Hilton STL Airport, St. Louis
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 9 EMO Jr. Golf Qualifying Tournament
July 1 Clubs pay dues to OI
July 2-5 OI Convention, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA
July 20-21 OI Regional and World Oratorical Contest at St. Louis University
August 18-20 EMO District Convention, Hilton STL Airport, St. Louis
Election Governor-Elect 2023-2024
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