Ohio District News

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[…]

Strongsville Optimist Club Golf Outing – Friday July 13, 2018

STRONGSVILLE OPTIMIST CLUB’S “Friend of Youth”ANNUAL GOLF OUTING www.strongsvilleoptimistclub.com Friday, July 13th, 2018 9:30am Shotgun Start – 4 Person Scramble Hickory Nut Golf Course – 23601 Royalton Rd. (Rt. 82) 4 Miles West of I-71 Exit #231(Rt. 82) Columbia Station, OH 44208 (440) 236-8008 What is more enjoyable than playing golf on a beautiful sunny day?  Absolutely NOTHING!   Our Read more about Strongsville Optimist Club Golf Outing – Friday July 13, 2018[…]

Important Message from OI Leadership Development Committee

To: Northeast and Great Lakes Region District Leadership Chairs and Governors I am your OI Leadership Committee Liaison and I wanted to give you this list of two upcoming Webinars and also the many Webinar Replays that can be viewed at anytime. Please share this information with your Club Leadership Chairs and Club Presidents so Read more about Important Message from OI Leadership Development Committee[…]

Zone Realignment Recommendations for the 2018-2019 Optimist Year

April 4, 2018 To: Governor Tom Kendo FR: Rezoning Committee RE: Zone realignment recommendations for the 2018-2019 Optimist Year The Rezoning Committee has reviewed the current state of the District and hereby recommends to the District Board of Directors convening at the Third Quarter District Conference the following proposed “Zone Realignment” effective October 1, 2018: Read more about Zone Realignment Recommendations for the 2018-2019 Optimist Year[…]

Congratulations to the Optimist Club of Akron

We chartered on March 14, 1923 and that makes our club 95 years old. We are the oldest, active optimist club in the Ohio District of Optimist International. Since you had to be 21 at that time our club charted, we do not have any surviving Charter Members. However, we still have our original charter Read more about Congratulations to the Optimist Club of Akron[…]

Spring Message from the Governor

Happy Spring Everyone! I hope you had a restful long winter’s nap and you’re ready to come out of hibernation, and do the work of Optimism! It’s time to help the youth of your community! The spring sports are here and the smell of Tri-Star soccer and bike safety programs are in the air! Volunteer Read more about Spring Message from the Governor[…]

JOI Convention a Huge Success – Friday March 30th

Important Deadline – PLEASE READ We had a great time at the Ohio Junior Optimist Convention: “Make Your Mark”   March 9th and 10th, 2018. We had over 45 JOI members in attendance and 20+ adult Optimist. Congratulations to the following JOI members were elected to fill the 2018-2019 District Officer Positions: Faith Ryon – Governor Read more about JOI Convention a Huge Success – Friday March 30th[…]

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Time to come out of hibernation!

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!  Time to come out of hibernation!  My fellow Ohio Optimists, boy do I have good news for you! Spring has Sprung! Yes, winter ❄️ came in like a lion 🦁 and went out like a lion 🦁. But wintertime is now officially over and springtime is here and it time to come Read more about SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Time to come out of hibernation![…]

Bazetta Cortland Optimist Club – Snowflake Ball

Bazetta Cortland Optimist Club was honored to host the Snowflake Ball last night (3-3-18) We received fantastic help from the JOLI club (just formed JOI club). The Snowflake Ball is a dance and entertainment night for those with a developmental disability. It is an amazing time, and the head count was over 400 individuals. Service Read more about Bazetta Cortland Optimist Club – Snowflake Ball[…]