Wednesday, September 30, 2009

District Team Appointments Announced

Our Governor-Designate Darryl Sim is pleased to announce the following appointments of Zone 5 members to the 2009-10 District Team:
  • District Secretary-Treasurer - Opt Patti Welling (St. Albert Club)
  • Zone 5 Lieutenant Governor - Opt Don Holmstrom (St. Albert Club)
  • District Supplies - Opt Brian Wallace (Edmonton Dinner Club)
  • District CCDHH Chair - Opt Wyn McAra (Edmonton Dinner)
  • District PGI Chair - Opt Al Weiszhaar (St. Albert Club)
  • District Web Services Chair - Opt Gord Welling (St. Albert Breakfast Club)
Our congratulations are extended to Patti, Don, Brian, Wyn, Al and Gord and best wishes on your contributions to a very successful year.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Scholarship Competition Topics Announced

The topics for the Optimist International Scholarship competitions have been announced:


"The Internet: Today's Evolution or Tomorrow's Menace"

Oratorical & CCDHH

"The Internet: Cyber Communication - Progress or Problem?"

Clubs are free to run a club-level competition to select winners to move on to the applicable Zone, Regional and District level competions. Clubs can award monetary awards of up to $500 per winner for each competition.
There are club level planning guides available for each competition:
Garnering interest in Oratorical competitions has been difficult in recent years so clubs may want to consider approaching elementary schools (grades 5 & 6) to start a "Kids Speak Out" program or club.
All materials for club competitions can be purchased from Corall Group by, or by calling toll-free 1-866-739-9555 or by faxing an order to 514-739-7558.
Originally submitted by Optimist Wyn McAra

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Welcome to OptiNews for Alberta Capital Region Optimists

Hello to all fellow Optimists.

Welcome to the news service hosted on Google's Blogger service. We will be using this service to publish news stories to our Zone website in the near future. This will allow us to invite authors to post news items and announcements without requiring me to modify the Zone's website. I'll be providing more info on how all of this works in the near future.

In the mean time, I will be adding articles from our Zone website for the current 2009-10 year so I can test imbedding "OptiNews" into our website. You should expect to see posts for the period starting last October.

YIO - Optimist Gord