District Chair Karon Yaden wrote in today to provide the following support and instruction at this time.
Hi Optimist Club Members,
I love the Essay Scholarship program. As a retired high school teacher, I knew this was the club project I wanted to work with. I love to read the students essays. It is fun to work with the younger students; however there is such satisfaction seeing growth in the student's education as shown in their abilities to write an essay.
As District Essay Chairman, I am anxiously waiting for you to send to me your 1st place winning essay. Just as a reminder the deadline date is February 28th. The entry fee is now $50.00. Remember there are expenses in this District contest. Isn't it exciting to know your 1st place student essay could be the winner of the $2,500.00 scholarship? Please contact me at email@example.com if you have questions.
Your club may not have had a contest this year. PLAN NOW FOR NEXT YEAR.You may reach Karon by email or phone 503.650.9506.
Karon Yaden, PNW District Essay Chairman