Third Quarter Conference Schedule & Registration
May 3-4, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration
6:00– 10:00 p.m. Kentucky Derby Themed Hospitality Room with
snacks , soft drinks, Mint Juleps , etc.
7:00-8:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting everyone welcome
8:15-9:15 p.m. EMO version of Kentucky Derby for CCC
7:00– 9:00 a.m. Hot breakfast for registered hotel guests
Pastries will be available for all
Registration & Optimist Supply Table
8:00-9:00 a.m. Board of Director’s Meeting everyone welcome
9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. General Conference
Hilton St. Louis Airport
10330 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134
$89.00 per room; Use code “East Missouri District Optimists”
when making reservations
Note the deadline for this discounted rate is April 3!
No guarantee of room availability after April 3
All events will be held onsite at the hotel
Conference Registration for Members & Guests
Early Bird Registration by April 19 $65.00; Registration afterward & at the door $70.00
Scroll down to print the full Call Letter.
Scroll further down to register online. (coming soon)
Centrally located in St. Louis, the Hilton St. Louis Airport is easy to access for all of our student Oratorical Contestants and the Essay Contest winner no matter where they hail from! Attendees will be rejuvenated by the wonderful speeches and the essay offered by the youth at this meeting. We will also have some innovative educational sessions. Oh, and be ready to sit high in your saddle as we raise money for Childhood Cancer Campaign on Friday evening!
The East Missouri Optimist District Junior Golf Tournament will be held at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club, 17450 Clubhouse Ct., Ste. Genevieve, MO on Wednesday, June 5, 2019! This tournament is held in cooperation with the Gateway PGA's Junior Program and is a qualifier for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships to be held at Trump National Doral Resort and Spa, Miami, Florida in July.
All young golfers are invited to register. The girls divisions are as follows: ages 10-12; 13-14; 15-18. The boys divisions are as follows: ages 10-11; 12-13; 14-15; 16-18. All divisions will play on June 5th.
A limited number of golfers in each division advance to the international championships provided they shoot the minimum qualifying score. If a golfer who lives outside the District qualifies, his/her participation will not eliminate a District resident from qualifying. The East Missouri Optimist District provides financial support for winner to attend the international championships. Amount provided and the age divisions covered varies. There is no guarantee financial support will be provided to golfers who travel outside their home District.
In order to be eligible, a golfer, must provide proof of age. golfers must be enrolled in high school or must be a 2019 high school graduate to be eligible. Any golfer who attended college is no longer considered a "junior golfer" and is not eligible to participate.
Everything you need to know about the professionally run Junior Golf Qualifier Tournament! Please share this information with all young golfers! Sponsorships help us conduct a great event and provide financial assistance to deserving golfers who qualify to continue to the international championships!
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