This presentation by Bonnie Jean Sherbert covers the general considerations the leaders of hybrid meetings should be cognizant of as well as some of the equipment that will help your meetings run professionally.
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.
These are the keys to effective leadership, no matter what position.
Inspire your club and committee members to exude passion for your mission and you've brought them into the process well before the task, there's no question that they will be successful.
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.
Does your club need some extra money to help finance a service project? Optimist International Foundation has some matching grants that might help you. Both the Childhood Health and Wellness (CHW) grant and the Club grant awards will range from $250 to $1,000. Both of these are matching grants, meaning the club must have available the same amount of money that is being requested in the grant application. The Club grant application must be for a new project for the club.
The deadlines to submit the grant applications are as follows:
Club Grant - 2023 date to be provided see instructions
CHW Grant - January 27, 2023, April 28,2023 or August 25, 2023
The Pass Through Grant is used if you have a donor willing to donate $100 or more to your service project, but would like the benefit of a tax deduction.
The actual application forms are found at our OI Foundation tab or visit OIFoundation.org .
Files coming soon.