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Friday, January 15, 2016

PNW Optimist District named Distinguished District for 2014-2015

Optimist International released the Special Awards & Recognition Hotline for 2014-2015 on January 15, 2016.

Celebrations are in order as the PNW District led by Dick Disney, Governor 2014-2015 was named a Distinguished District. 

While Governor, Dick promoted the importance of Honor Club. Twenty-three Optimist Clubs, representing 50% of all PNW Optimist Clubs, responded earning the special Honor Club recognition for their communities and members.

Five Optimist Clubs did much more and added 15 or more net new members or built a new Optimist Club to earn the outstanding recognition of Distinguished Optimist Club.


All clubs receiving recognition follow:

Distinguished Optimist Club
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32002 Middleton Area, Idaho
32069 Gresham, Oregon
32082 Lebanon, Oregon
32105 Portland Northeast, Oregon
32328 Gresham Scouters, Oregon

Honor Optimist Club

32000 Albany, Oregon
32001 Abbotsford, British Columbia 
32006 Beaverton, Oregon 
32015 Boise, Idaho 
32028 Caldwell, Idaho 
32029 Chehalis-Centralia, Washington 
32062 Fairbanks, Alaska 
32073 Hillsboro, Oregon 
32077 Jerome, Idaho 
32086 Meridian, Idaho 
32115 Oregon City, Oregon  
32178 Twin Falls, Idaho 
32185 Vancouver, Washington  
32200 Tacoma-West, Washington 
32205 Vancouver-North Shore, British Columbia 
32211 Newport-Yaquina Bay, Oregon  
32214 Nampa, Idaho 
32229 Issaquah, Washington 

Bill French, Lt. Governor, Zone 3 earned the Distinguished Lt. Governor recognition. The requirements for Lt. Governor recognition are that all clubs in the zone are Honor Club or net plus one in membership and charter one new club. 

Congratulations to all honorees. You have shown how awesome the PNW District can be when it sets its sight on achievement and service to our communities as F R I E N D of Y O U T H. 

Thank you Distinguished Governor Dick Disney for your commitment to HONOR CLUB.