In 2015, the Chilliwack Optimist Club was a finalist for the Reel Optimism video contest. We certainly hope the members will be giving it a go again this year in the 2016 Reel Optimism video contest sponsored by Optimist International and the Optimist International Foundation. We hope your Optimist Club will enter too!
The topic is "How my best brings out the best in others." The first place winner will be granted $1,000.
Question: It's February. Is that too early to start thinking about Junior Golf? Answer: Of course not! Optimist International Junior Golf is one of our largest programs and gets year-round attention from around the world.
The Pacific Northwest District - Optimist International participates in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. Junior golfers have the opportunity to participate in two different qualifying tournaments. The first tournament is held in British Columbia and the second will be held in Oregon.
Junior golfers may register at-large; however Optimist Clubs may also host prequalifying tournaments and move the winning golfers forward. Alternatively, Optimist Clubs may sponsor golfers, as many as they like, into the tournament in their country of residence.
The Pacific Northwest District will hold four Super Zone meetings in the second quarter of the 2015-
2016 administrative year. Taking the place of the regular district meeting, the hope is that the governor will have the opportunity to meet more Optimist Club members during the regional events.
Super Zone 1 - BC took place on February 6, 2016.
Super Zone 2 - Idaho will take place on March 12, 2016.
Super Zone 3 - Oregon will take place on February 20, 2016.
Super Zone 4 - Washington will take place on February 27, 2016.
Zone 4 Lt.Governor Monique Connors wrote in today with the agenda for the Washington Meeting and asked me to invite everyone to attend. It will take place at Kit Carson Restaurant, Chehalis, WA starting at 11:00 a.m. on February 27.
Highlights will include fellowship, a presentation about the impact of Optimist Clubs by Scott Keller, awards from 2014-2015 from Immediate Past Governor Dick Disney and a District update from Governor Michael Gray.