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Monday, June 16, 2008

Optimists are thinking convention

Everyone is an Optimist when they attend the Optimist International Convention . The fourth largest service organization in the world will gather in Grapevine, Texas July 1-5, 2008 for a dose of inspiration and education and to elect the new leaders for 2009-2010. Current International President Theo Golding will preside over the plenary sessions with nineteen amendments under consideration. International President-elect Don Seivers will be introduced as the International President designate for 20082009. Mark Shriver will be nominated to the position of International President -elect. Read all about the proposed amendments and members vying for international positions in the May Leadership Hotline.

Pacific Northwest District Optimists will return and immediately plan for the District Convention in Chilliwack British Columbia on August 15-17. Incoming club presidents, secretary-treasurers and lt. governors will receive training on how to plan and lead a successful year. The governor-elect for 2009-2010 will also be elected at this event as Governor Steve Andersen rallies for strong finish for this administrative year and Governor-elect Peter Smith announces plans for continuing success. Register today for this great event!