2016 - 2017 District Meeting InfoThird Quarter Conference:
April 21-22, 2017
Brown County Inn, Nashville
Fourth Quarter Convention:
August 11-13, 2017
Holiday Inn Bloomington 1710 N Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404
Spotlight On --
Does your Club have a Newsletter or Bulletin?
Either electronic or mailed, it is a valuable tool to keep club members informed about club and district activities.
Club Newsletter Contest
Please send a copy of your newsletter to the Governor Dave Osborne, and Nic Quintana who is the District newsletter chair and contest person. Also to your Lt. Governor, and Paul Grant (the District bulletin editor).
Optional: Rick France (District Secretary/Treasurer), and other club presidents in your zone.
Nic prefers to receive a copy by US Mail as some of them do not open properly in emails. Consider emailing it to him, then following up with a “snail mail” copy.
Wondering where to get started? Get your Optimist International Club Newsletter Guide here.
Bonus - your club gets A&A points for a newsletter too!
Club Secretaries -
You know your Club is doing a great job helping kids and the community. Please use the quarterly A & A Report to tell the story of your Club's service work, and to share your news with the whole District Team.
Be Part of the Awards & Achievements Program!
What do you have to do?
Fill out either version of the A & A Report and send it to Gov. Dave, Gov. Elect Mark, your Lt. Gov., and A & A Chair Chuck before the quarterly deadlines.
Here is more info about the A & A Program, and some tips on how to improve your Club's score.
Upcoming Dates & Deadlines2016-2017 Optimist Year
December 31 Deadline to notify District Oratorical Chair of intent to hold a club contest
January 1 Club OI Dues due
January 1 College Club OI Dues due
January 7 Deadline to register for the 2nd Quarter Conference
January 13-14 Second Quarter District Conference
January 15 Club A & A Report due
February 15 IRS Form 990 Due
March 1 College Club OI Dues due
March 6 Club Oratorical Contest completed and submitted to District Chair
March 31 Club Roster Adjustment form (if any, for quarterly dues) due at the International Office
Optimist Internet Safety Month
April 1 Club OI Dues due
April 1 Deadline to send your article for the 3rd Quarter Southern Exposure Bulletin
April 10 Club A & A Report due
April 21-22 Third Quarter District Conference
New ClubsThe Indiana South District has two Certified New Club Builders: Ron Fuhrman and Paula Reyling.
Have you thought about starting a new club?
Learn more about "How To" on the Optimist International website.
The Optimist International 98th Annual ConventionJuly 6 - July 8, 2017
Albequerque, New Mexico