Thursday, October 20, 2011

2011-12 Scholarship Topics Announced

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


"How my Positive Outlook Benefits my Community"

Oratorical & CCDHH

"How my Optimism Helps me Overcome Obstacles"

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.
The following online resources are available:

Friday, October 7, 2011

Giving 100% ... and then some

Meet our new OI President, Jack Creswell as he explains our mission for the coming year.