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Club Grant Program deadline is March 9th! Optimist International Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018 Club Grant Program. Any Adult Club served by OIF is eligible to apply for a $500 grant to be used for a NEW Club project. Applications must be received in the St. Louis office by March 9th. Visit www.oifoundation.org for more information.
Club Officers: Just a friendly reminder that you need to file your club’s IRS 990 before February 15th, 2018. This needs to be done every year. For information, please go to www.ohiodistrictoptimist.org click Resources, click Forms and publications, click IRA forms, (1. Gives you instructions which includes the 990 N (postcard), 2 is for the Read more about Important Message about the IRS 990s[…]
President Nick’s 2nd Quarter Incentive The growth of our Clubs is the main priority for the health and success of Optimist International. The 2nd Quarter Incentive is targeted at our local Clubs to encourage them to add new adult Optimist Members. Additionally, new Junior Optimist Clubs are a key to future successes and an area Read more about OI President Nick’s Second Quarter Incentive – NEW OPTIMISTS WANTED![…]
All guests & spouses are invited to partake in several activities Saturday, Feb 10th at the Ohio District Optimist Conference. We will be meeting at 10:00 am in the Ohio District Hospitality Room #315 to make Valentine’s Day cards for children with cancer. Cards, stickers, stamps, markers and various embellishments will be available to create Read more about A Message from Our First Lady – January 2018[…]
My fellow Ohio Optimists, Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018, the Optimist Strong year! Embrace 2018 with enthusiasm and new hopes, new plans, new efforts, and new commitments! It is time to add a little Optimism to your new year’s resolutions! It is the perfect time of the year to plan a NOW event in Read more about A Message from Our Governor – January 2018[…]
A & A Reports for the 1st Quarter of the 2017-2018 Optimist year are due by January 10, 2018. The information on this report is only for activities that occurred from October 1st through Dec. 31, 2017. Entries for bulletins, scrapbooks and Community Project Awards should have been reported on the last quarter’s report. The Read more about Ohio District Club Achievement and Awards Program[…]
In November our club was very proud to be the first club in the Great Ohio District to launch our first “club within a club” – we call it Optimist 2.0 – based on the concept presented by Optimist International last year. As we considered the idea, we wondered how we could grow membership by Read more about Centerville Noon Launches Optimist 2.0 – Club Within a Club[…]
As we grow, we want to utilize technology as much as possible. The different ways we can get our message out to our members and potential members, will only help us spread our Optimism. We also want to be available to the organizations that we assist, on a digital level, to show that relationship. Ideally, Read more about Social Media Update[…]
Yesterday after our club meeting, Judge Kevin Taylor delivered toys to the Van Wert County Hospital. The Optimist Club has been providing plush toys to the hospital for over 30 years for children in the pediatric department as well as in the emergency room. These toys bring comfort to children who are scared and/or nervous and Read more about Optimist of Van Wert Donates to Van Wert County Hospital[…]
The Great Ohio Optimist District added a new club last night, Nov. 2. We chartered the Falcon Optimist Club at Bowling Green State University. This club is sponsored by Kettering Noon and Dorwood Optimist Clubs. Here are a few pictures from the event that can be added to District Facebook and website or bulletin info. Read more about Welcome our newest addition, Falcon Optimist Club[…]