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Monday, May 20, 2013

Optimistic winners from the PNW District 3rd Quarter meeting

A lot of good things happened at the quarterly meeting held this past weekend in Richland, Washington. The members of the Tri Cities Optimist Club were wonderful hosts and brought us great entertainment and hospitality. Our presenters were unique, with new and thoughtful topics, and our students were the best ever as they told us "Why My Voice is Important."

Oratorical Contestants
We are very pleased to announce the winners in our scholarship competitions. Congratulations to:
Oratorical
1st - Lydia Parker - Albany
2nd - Clint Hamilton - Albany
3rd - Shazia Ayu Babul - Vancouver North Shore

CCDHH
1st - Cassidy Flake - Eagle/Horseshoe Bend
2nd - Brittany McCollum - Burnaby
3rd - Ashleigh Tregellas - Eagle/Nampa
CCDHH Contestants

As always, our first place contestants were awarded $2,500 scholarships. Matching the Oratorical Contest with scholarship awards this year, thanks to the fundraising efforts by Governor Larry Blackburn, the PNW District also presented $1,500 and $1,000 scholarship awards to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

The students were inspiring and some even brought us to tears. Congratulations all! You are all winners.

Congratulations also go out to our newly elected lieutenant governors for 2013-2014. Joining the leadership team will be: 
Zone 1 - Ken Ryan
Zone 2 - Annette Smith 
Zone 3 - Monique Connors
Zone 4 - Kathy Jungels
Zone 5 - Boyd Yaden
Zone 6 - Fran Bounds
Zone 7 - Eddie Solarzano
Zone 8 - Joe Shreve
Zone 9 - Dave Hickock 
Zone 10 - Charlie Kissler

One candidate has announced his intention to seek the role of governor-elect. Dick Disney, Optimist Club of West Tacoma, will be on the the ballot.

If you have served as club president and lieutenant governor, you can also choose to run. Let Bill French, CQ Chair know that you are interested.

Watch the blog for more posts this week about what you missed. We'll offer more updates soon. If you would like to share your photos or stories from the weekend, please send an email. Thank you!