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Monday, May 3, 2010

Vote at the Optimist International Convention

One of the reasons that Optimist International holds an annual meeting is to allow Optimist Clubs to have a say in the governance of the organization.  That includes electing persons to the International Board of Directors, the office of International Vice President and voting on amendments to the organization's bylaws.  Voting rules, candidates and issues may be found in the May edition of The Hotline.  Read The Hotline here.

Among the issues are  proposed amendments that look at dues restructuring to allow lower fees for active military personnel and college students and annual dues payments for clubs consistently on the 120-day list.  There is also an amendment proposed to facilitate the administration of the districts should not enough clubs attend the Parallel District Conferences being conducted in the first quarter of the 2010-2011 administrative year by all regions except for the West Region.

The Optimist International Convention will take place in Denver, Colorado, July 9-11, 2010.  It's a convenient location for our district and with a shorter agenda than usual, PNW Optimist Clubs should be able to save money yet still participate in this annual act of unity. Find out more about the international convention here.