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Club Newsletter Contest

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.

Please send a copy of your newsletter to the Governor Mark Wilson 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 -
Be Part of the Awards & Achievements Program!

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.

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 & Deadlines

2016-2017 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 Clubs

The 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 100th Annual Convention

Ottawa, Ontario Canada
July 7-10, 2018

Get the
4th Quarter


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in the
P.G.I. Program Learn more in the O.I Pamphlet

Optimist International Foundation - Helping Optimists Help OUR Kids
What is this O I Foundation thing anyway?

The Foundation can Help Your Club

Let 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 Foundation

Appoint 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.

"Helping Optimists Help Kids"




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