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East Missouri Optimists

Membership PowerPoint

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Retaining Members & Growing Our Clubs

Do you have questions regarding how to help your club grow?  Find suggestions in this presentation prepared by Chris Marquart, EMO District Membership Chair, and presented at the Tri-District Centennial Conference.  See the Download button below.

EMO Membership Presentation Feb 2019 by Chris Marquart (pptx)

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Optimist International Resources

 

ATTENTION: New Volunteer Waivers and Optimist Club Youth Protection Policy


The Optimist International Board of Directors recently adopted three Volunteer Release Waivers that Clubs should use when utilizing non-member volunteers for Club projects. The OI Board and Optimist’s legal counsel strongly encourage Clubs to use these waivers as a tool to protect the Club and Optimist International from legal liability should one of these volunteers get hurt, cause harm, or put the Club at risk in some manner. These Waivers can be downloaded here and on www.optimist.org under Board of Directors Policies in the Legal section.


 Regarding the Youth Protection Policy, Optimist International President Rebecca Butler Mona states "This is an important policy for all Optimists to understand, and especially those who work directly with programs like JOI with ongoing direct youth interaction. We all need to be mindful and diligent of importance of no one-on-one interaction,  adequate chaperones,  etc. "   This Optimist Club Youth Protection Policy can be downloaded here and on www.optimist.org under Board of Directors Policies in the Legal section.

OI Adult Volunteer Release Waiver of Liability Form (pdf)

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OI Minor Volunteer Release _ Waiver of Liability Form (pdf)

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OI Participant Release Form (pdf)

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EMO Optimist Club Youth Protection Policy C-12 (pdf)

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OI Incentives & Recognition

Sometimes it's nice to receive recognition and a pat-on-the-back or maybe a pin for a job well done!  Here are some specific guidelines for you.