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
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
Respect for Law Week
Optimist Day of Non-Violence
May 20 Officer Elect Report Due
May 30 JOOI Club Officer-Elect Reports Due
Childhood Cancer Campaign Awareness Month
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.
2017 Optimist International Convention
The Optimist International 99th Annual ConventionJuly 6 - July 8, 2017
Albequerque, New Mexico
Optimist International Foundation - Helping Optimists Help OUR Kids
What is this O I Foundation thing anyway?
The Foundation can Help Your ClubLet contributors make tax-deductible gifts designated for local Club projects and programs using the Club Campaign Fund.
Use the Pass Through Program to help your club achieve larger grants and donations requiring 501 (c) (3) status.
Any Adult Club served by OIF is eligible to apply for a $500 grant from the Club Grant Program for a NEW project of the Club.
You and Your Club can Help the FoundationAppoint a Club Foundation Representative!
Donate! From the Dime a Day Program to the William H. Harrison society there are plenty of opportunites for everyone to lend a hand.
You can also make a charitable bequest, earn a Club Banner Patch, and local businesses can become a Corporate Partner.
The Foundation funds all Optimist International Scholarships annually. Here is more info for Clubs and Foundation Representatives online.
Optimist International Foundation holds the honors of being a BBB Sealholder, and meets all 20 of the Charity Accountability Standards.