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Hello fellow Optimist,

It is a new Optimist year, and I would like to personally invite you to attend the First Quarter District Conference being held October 23 and 24 in Columbus. This year's quarterly meetings are returning to the beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel in Dublin. If you are staying the weekend, take the opportunity to explore all the amenities the hotel and the surrounding Dublin / Columbus area has to offer. Be sure to register early. Come join your like-minded Optimist friends who have a passion for making kids and their communities the “Heart of It All” of everything they do for a weekend full of fun, fellowship, and training. If this is your first time attending or your multiple, I am sure you will be glad you did.

This Conference's agenda was specifically designed to give you a “jump start on your year”. Comprehensive all-day training sessions offered by seasoned District leaders will provide you the necessary information, tools, and excitement you need to get you energized and your year started on the path to success. Be sure to stay the entire day to have a chance to win a very nice prize (must be present to win). Your raffle ticket will be included in your registration packet that can be obtained at the registration table.

Optimist International Vice President, Robert (Bob) Floyd, from the West Missouri District will be joining us for the weekend. He will be bringing his passion for Optimism and a perspective on things happening at the International level. Please be sure to give him a big “buckeye” welcome.

I would like to thank Bill and Sharon O'Neil and the Convention Committee for hosting the 2015 District Convention held this past August in Akron. A great time of fun, fellowship, and training was had by all.

I look forward to seeing you in Columbus!

Yours in Optimism,

Bryan McCormick,
District Governor 2015 - 2016