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Friday, May 20, 2016

New Optimist Club named Share-a-Smile

We're excited to announce a new addition to the PNW District Optimist family.

On May 18, 2016, the Share-a-Smile Optimist Club of Narrows Glen was started with 17 new Optimist Club members.

The new Optimist Club plans to live up to its name by sharing optimism, happiness and smiles with the residents in the Narrows Glen community and the surrounding Tacoma area.

Shown here are president T.J. McIntyre and board member Cindy Crooks. They promised a group picture soon.

Welcome and best wishes to the new Optimist Club and its members.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Report your new Optimist Club officers to Optimist International

Every year, Optimist Clubs elect new officers to carry them forward with fresh ideas and energy.

Each year, these new leaders must be reported to Optimist International.

This report should be made by May 20. 

How do you do it?

Logon to OptimistLeaders.org as a club president, secretary or treasurer to make the Club Officer Elect Report (COER) today or as soon as your Optimist Club holds its elections.

Click on the Club Officer Elect Report option under "Reports" and follow the directions.

If the club is retaining the same officers, please complete the report anyway so that Optimist International and the PNW District know that this is the selection of the club.

Should you have any trouble completing this task, please call 208.861.2310 and we will walk you through the process. Thank you.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Optimist Creed in ASL

During the PNW District - Optimist International Third Quarter Meeting and Scholarship Contests, Lisa Menian, Principal, British Columbia School for the Deaf and Chair, PNW District CCDHH Program shared the following video of students at the school signing the Optimist Creed.

The message is powerful in every language! Enjoy.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Communications Contests are highlight for the PNW District - Optimist International

Optimist Club members in the Pacific Northwest District came together April 29-30, 2016 for the third quarter meeting, popular with some because of the amazing Optimist International communications contests.

During the weekend, members were delighted by the poise and opinions of a number of young adults in the Optimist International Oratorical Contest and the Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH).  Group shots of the students are shown below (top Oratorical; bottom CCDHH)

We also heard the winning essay, hailing from Vancouver North Shore Optimist Club, for the Optimist International Essay Contest.

During this weekend alone, $12,500 in scholarship money was awarded to students in the PNW District-Optimist International. Congratulations to all.