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Sunday, August 24, 2008

More from the PNW District Optimist Convention

We learned how to be better club leaders. We installed our district officers for the coming year. We celebrated our retiring officers from 2007-2008. But most of all we had fun. Please enjoy this slideshow with pictures from Ken and Cindi Wall and make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun at the District Convention next year.



Special thanks to 2008-2009 Optimist International President Don Seivers and his his terrific VIP Anita Seivers for sharing this time with the PNW District. ^5

Monday, August 18, 2008

Linda Jackson chosen Governor-elect for Optimist International - PNW District

The PNW District Convention came to a close on August 16 in Chilliwack, British Columbia. International President Designate Don Sievers and his wife Anita were the honored guests at this most important segue into a new year of Optimism.

With only six weeks left in the 2007-2008 administrative year, Governor Steve Andersen encouraged those in attendance to help the District complete a special membership goal. By adding only 52 members - or one member per club - Governor Steve explained the district will close the year with positive membership numbers.

Club presidents-elect and secretary/treasurer designates received an orientation into their positions with a big focus on the new recognition program, using Optimist websites and email, and motivating and leading volunteers. Governor-designate Peter Smith is looking forward to assuming the position of Governor on October 1.

Finally, a last order of convention business was completed when Linda Jackson of the Jerome Optimist Club was unanimously elected to the position of Governor-elect.

It was a great weekend and the Chilliwack and Mission Optimist Clubs were superb hosts. Watch for more posts on convention activities this week.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Where in the world is Governor Steve?

Joe Jenkins sent me a message from the Auburn Optimist Club that Governor Steve Andersen would be visiting their club this week as a stop along the way to the PNWD District Convention in Chilliwack. That got me thinking. Just where has Governor Steve traveled this year? Maybe he visited your club? Send me a picture and we'll add it to the collage. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Boise Noon Optimist Football Program

More than 4,000 youths participate in the Boise Noon Optimist Football program each year. To be sure the kids are safe when they hit the fields, they have to first train the coaches. Here's a look at the coach's clinic held August 2. Thanks to Walt Callahan for forwarding the pictures.