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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Make plans now to attend a 2nd Quarter Regional Meeting

As the new year gets underway, it's time to think about and to begin planning your Optimist Club's activities for 2014. There the Optimist International Essay, Oratorical and CCDHH contests for students. Each of these are fairly simple for a club to perform and you can find  step by step instructions here.

A great number of Optimist Clubs hold Easter Egg Hunts and although Christmas is only 10 day past, believe it or not, Easter will be here before you know it.

And then there are all kinds of regular activities that Optimist Clubs host in between the major Optimist International events. For example, in addition to their regular programs, the Meridian Optimist Club has a junior rifle program that meets weekly through the spring and the Middleton Area Optimist Club hosts bingo once a month, every month. Other clubs have their favorite ongoing activities as well including meeting every week to share fellowship and learn about their communities with informative programs. Yes, Optimist Clubs are a vital part of our lives and bring color to the places where we live.

That's why it's good to come together every so often with other Optimist Club members to share our enthusiasm. This year, the PNW District will host three regional meetings that are designed to do just that.

The regional meetings will allow Optimist Club members to share the success stories of our local clubs and provide advice and guidance for assessing old programs and adopting new programs. It will also offer information that your club needs to know for the scholarship contests, new membership growth, using websites effectively and gaining publicity for your Optimist Club and projects. Download an agenda here.

The regional meetings will take place in Oregon, Washington and Idaho on the following schedule:

February 1, 2014
Monarch Hotel
12566 SE 93rd Avenue
Clackamas, OR 97015

February 15, 2014
Inn at Port Gardner
1700 West Marine View Drive
Everett, Washington 98201

March 8, 2014
Wahooz Family Fun Zone
1835 S. Blue Marlin Lane
Meridian, Idaho 83642

Optimist Club members are encouraged to wear their club shirts or vests and to show their club pride. Bring a group and make the regional meeting a fun outing for your club.

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