My Fellow Optimists:
The New Calendar Year is well underway, and we are well into the second Quarter of our Optimist year, heading for the halfway point. The team is working hard to move us ahead in our goals for this year.
We are at a -130 in membership for the district with several of the college clubs in the minus status. As the year progresses, we will make up the difference so we can finish the year at a plus 14. We are also at a -1 in clubs with Youngstown East Suburban, disbanding on October 1, 2013. Our goal is to build four new clubs in 2014.
Jennifer Kendo has the District Foundation Goals moving in the right direction to meet this year’s target. This Conference auction will go towards the District Foundation’s goal.
Please send in your Achievements and Awards form to Ellen Brautigam by January 15, 2014. You can download the form on the Ohio district website (ohiodistrictoptimist.org). The contact information is listed on the form.
This District Conference will be an exciting one with training and information necessary to develop your optimism. Let try to get as many clubs to be represented at the February gathering. We will be providing information on holding a NOW recruitment program, sharing ideas for creative fundraising, Personal and Professional development through the PGI, fun and fellowship.
The evening is designated to celebrating Joe Madden’s (and Teams) fantastic year. The awards program will be held at the Saturday night banquet. Register today so you don’t miss the early bird deadlines and discounts which is (January 24), for Hotel registration and (January 30) for the conference registration. Register early!
JOIN ME! Remember we do it because “Every Child Matters”