2018 4th Quarter Conference – Official Call

A Message from Our Governor

My fellow Ohio Optimists: We have an incredible and historic opportunity in August! I want to invite every Ohio District Optimist member to attend the 70th Annual Ohio District Convention. The Convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Fairborn near Dayton, Ohio from Thursday, August 16th through Sunday, August 19th, 2018. Optimist International President Nick Prillaman and First Lady Dottie, Vice President Bob McFadyen and Penny, and OIF Executive Director Craig Boring will all be in attendance!!! This many OI dignitaries have never attended an Ohio District Convention in 70 years! We must take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Thursday features the Annual Golf Outing at Yankee Trace Golf Club in Centerville followed by the 2018-2019 Team Dinner with Governor Elect Sue Armstrong and her Centennial Team!

Friday features the Lt. Governor Training all morning, lunch and early afternoon. First Lady Jennifer Kendo will lead the Spouses, guests, and Optimist friends on a tour of the Carillon Park. Friday evening features the Friendship Dinner followed by the First Business Session and then A Presidential Affair with President Nick, VP Bob, and Executive Director Craig in the Hospitality Suite!

Saturday will be incredible with the Optimist Strong Breakfast followed by the Opening Ceremonies to start the day. The Memorial Service will be lead by Rev. Harry followed by excellent training sessions for everyone. The ever popular Appreciation Luncheon will be delicious and entertaining, followed by more training for everyone. Saturday evening features the Governor’s Banquet with cocktails, receiving line, dignitary introductions, dinner, installations and presentations all to the soothing tones of smooth Jazz. Following the Banquet is a Presidential Affair in the Be the Difference Hospitality Suite!

Sunday morning features the Leadership Development Committee Meeting by invitation only.

Join us to celebrate The Great Ohio District leading all of Optimist International in growth and New Club Building in the first 3 quarters of the Optimist Strong year! Let’s celebrate our growth and success so far, and ramp up our fourth quarter growth and New Club Building! See how you can be the Difference for the youth of Ohio! I will see you in at the Convention in August!


Stay Optimist Strong!

Governor Tom Kendo
The Great Ohio District of Optimist International


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