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 your Club, build a new Optimist Club in your community, or recruit a new Optimist member. Why not, New Year, new attitude, it’s time to share your Optimism with the world around you.
You have a responsibility to the youth of your community to be the Difference. Make a commitment in 2018 to serve more children and benefit your community by offering someone the opportunity to become an Optimist! Just ask! They will enrich their own life by serving the youth of the community. Meanwhile, you will help strengthen your Optimist Club, your Zone, and the Great Ohio District!
What should you do to jumpstart the 2018 Optimist Strong Year? Attend the Second Quarter District Conference & Awards Banquet! Invest in yourself, your Club and your Zone by sharing your Optimism with fellow Ohio Optimists. Have fun and fellowship with like-minded individuals who care about being the difference in their respective communities. Be a friend of youth by learning and growing at the training sessions. Foster the exchange of ideas in the round table sessions. And have a say in the future of our organization by participating and voting in the District Business session and Board Meeting.
Finally, let’s all support Immediate Past Governor Cherie Gentry at the 2016-2017 Awards Banquet Saturday night. This Conference & Awards Banquet theme is Olympic Achievements. Come to the Hospitality suite Friday and Saturday nights wearing your best Olympic Themed attire showing your Olympic spirit and National pride! See you in Columbus!
Be Optimist Strong, Governor Tom Kendo