Governor Letter – 2nd Quarter Conference

Ohio Optimists We have ended our first quarter of the 2018-2019 Optimist 100 – Promise Yourself, Centennial Year.  THank you to the individuals who have sponsored members during the first quarter, and to the one club that sponsored and built a new club in October. Congrats to the Zones that are plus in membership. You Read more about Governor Letter – 2nd Quarter Conference[…]

Ohio Optimist Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)

$3500.00 in Scholarships Will Be Awarded to the Winner By Optimist International & the Ohio District! The Ohio Optimists are, once again, offering a fantastic scholarship opportunity to students who are deaf or hearing impaired and a chance to improve their oratorical skills at the same time with their C.C.D.H.H. Please share with anyone you Read more about Ohio Optimist Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)[…]

A note from our incoming Governor – Susan Armstrong

As your Governor Designate for the Great Ohio District of Optimist International, I am excited about embarking on the Centennial Year. Our OI President Designate Rebecca Butler Mona has been busy planning the 2018-19 goals, guidelines, incentives and more for the “Optimist 100 –  Promise Yourself” year.  I Have worked closely with Gov. Tom Kendo Read more about A note from our incoming Governor – Susan Armstrong[…]

2018-19 Optimist International Essay Contest

Ohio District of Optimist International Essay Contest Topic for the 2018-2019 School Year is: “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?” This contest is open to students under the age 19 as of October 1, 2018 of the current Optimist International year (October 1 – September 30) and who are not Read more about 2018-19 Optimist International Essay Contest[…]

Welcome, Rebecca Butler Mona

Rebecca Butler Mona is currently President-Designate of Optimist International, and will serve as the organization’s President during 2018-19 Optimist Centennial year. Rebecca retired from IBM in 2017 following a 32-year career in a range of national and global marketing leadership roles across IBM’s portfolio of software, services and systems, after beginning in a sales role Read more about Welcome, Rebecca Butler Mona[…]

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Convention

TOP TEN REASONS TO ATTEND CONVENTION Opportunity to meet, be inspired by and trained by Optimist International President Nick Prillaman and First Lady Dottie. Incredible training for President-Elects, Secretary/Treasurer-Elects, Lt. Governor-Elects as well non-officer Optimists. Obtain new fundraising & project ideas for your club. Share your club activities with fellow Optimists. Win one of the Read more about Top 10 Reasons to Attend Convention[…]

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 Read more about 2018 4th Quarter Conference – Official Call[…]

Passing of Bill O’Neil – UPDATED with Funeral Mass Details

My fellow Ohio Optimists: It’s with a heavy heart and a feeling of Great loss that I must advise you that Past International Vice President, Past Governor, and Legendary Ohio Optimist William “Bill” O’Neil has passed away peacefully Monday, May 21 at 3 am after his Optimist Strong battle with lung cancer. Please keep his Read more about Passing of Bill O’Neil – UPDATED with Funeral Mass Details[…]