Dear Fellow Optimist:
I am very excited to begin my year as Governor and proud to lead such a great group of Optimist! The District is the administrative arm of OI and its main purpose is to support the Clubs.
The District offers operational oversight, training, administrative support and experienced individuals who the Clubs can reach out to in support of their goals! We are here to help you!
Working together will positively support the youth of our communities! This is the year of the Honor Club! Here are the requirements to be an Honor Club:
- Complete 3 service projects
- Conduct a member ship program
- Grow your club Net+3
- Make a donation to OI Foundation
- Be current on your dues
- Recognize a club member (i.e. Optimist of the Year)
- Submit Club Officer Elect and President’s Pride Reports
- Attend District Quarterlies and Convention (min two per club)
These are activities most of you already do and you know the positive feeling you have when doing them! These simple steps support the Optimist International programs (Essay and Oratorical for example), engage us in our communities and allow for personal growth! The rewarding feeling of making a difference is why we joined an Optimist club. But you need to have a plan, set your own goals and work together. The rewards are amazing!
I and all the other District Officers and Committee Chairs are here for you! YOU are the focal point that brings optimism to our communities. You provide the work that raises money for so many worthy causes and the energy that makes optimism a way of life. Tell your story often and challenge yourself and others around you to bring out the best.
Together We Can!
Alan Aegerter, Governor 2016-2017