Saturday, November 24, 2012

Publish Club News on our Zone OptiNews

Calling all aspiring writers .... help combat "the best kept secret" syndrome.

For years we have been told that Optimists are the best kept secret in our community. Collectively, we annually donate more than $250,000 in funds and community service projects in Edmonton, St. Albert and Leduc and yet so few people know about us.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Q1 Zone Meeting Invitation RESCHEDULED

Hello All.

The Zone meeting originally scheduled for November 18th has run into a scheduling conflict with the Beverly Club's Crib Tournament.  Since November 25th is Grey Cup weekend and everyone is busy for December, we will reschedule acombined 1st/2nd Quarter Zone meeting for an available weekend in January 2013.  This post will be updated with the meeting dates and locations once confirmed.

Lt Gov Geoff Connor

2012-13 Scholarship Contest Topics Announced

The topics for the 2012-13 Optimist International Scholarship competitions have been announced:


"How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value"

Oratorical & CCDHH

"Why My Voice Is Important "

Clubs are free to run a club-level competition to select winners to move on to the applicable Zone, Regional and District level competitions. Clubs can award monetary awards of up to $500 per winner for some of those competitions.

Additional information is available at the following online information pages:

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.

Clubs should visit our Programs Resources web page and click on the logo for the competition that they want to host to access the latest OI information for that competition.