District Secretary/Treasurer Ray Hilts wrote in with a report about the first regional conference that was held February 1 in Clackamas, OR. We'd sure love to see some pictures from attendees too! If you were there, please send some of yours via email or post to the PNW Optimist Facebook page. Thanks.
Now on to what Ray has to say:
WOW! What a second-quarter meeting at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas, Oregon.
Sarah Newton, district bulletin editor, had done a survey. That survey indicated that officers and club members wanted training, especially on use of the website and what the district has to offer. Governor Fred put together an agenda that covered the website, and committee chairs (or designates) presented different programs that our district offers.
One of the highlights of the regional meeting was listening to club presentations on fundraisers and projects. We heard about the library project in Beaverton, Veterans Day breakfast in Albany, Christmas tree sales by the Peninsula Club, and Oaks Park Day, sponsored by the Northeast Portland Club, which serves over 600 kids with cancer and their families. There was plenty of time for discussion of other topics also. An excellent lunch was served and a snack in the late afternoon.
For those of you who have not registered yet for the Everett Regional on February 15, you still have time to do so. It's important to pre-register, so that we have an accurate lunch count; and, we must guarantee to pay for the number of lunches we order. Also, registration for the Meridian, Idaho, regional on March 8 should be done now.
Take Ray's advice; don't wait - register now for the regional meeting in Washington and Idaho.
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