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Friday, July 13, 2018

Yes, I Can

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Governor Bruce and Judy Gilbertson traveled to Ottawa, Ontario for the 100th Optimist International Convention July 8-10, 2018.

This annual event welcomed Optimist Club members and Optimist District leaders from 23 countries around the world. This year, they were joined by Captain I Can.

With a Jamaican accent, the Robot Superhero was there to encourage the assembly to never give up, to accomplish their goals, achieve their purpose, and to help others reach their goals as well.

The goal of every Optimist International District is always to reach Distinguished. In order for the PNW District to do that this year, we need every Optimist Club member to say, "Yes, I can. Together, we can!"

Join the Captain, the Governor, and your fellow Optimist Club members by promising to make your Optimist Club an Honor Club and thereby ensuring the PNW District's return to Distinguished District status.

Your individual goal is to sponsor one new member to your Optimist Club. Can you do it?

Photo courtesy of Judy Gilbertson.


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Topics revealed for 2018-2019 Optimist International Scholarship Contests

The Optimist International Convention is taking place today through Tuesday, July 8-10, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

During the convention, the topics for the Scholarship Contests for the coming year are revealed. They are:

Optimist International Essay Contest - "When All the World's Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?"

Optimist International Oratorical Contest and Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - "Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?"

When available, complete contest rules will be posted at http://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships1.cfm.

Please use this notice as a heads-up so that your Optimist Club can make connections with your local schools in August.

All scholarship contests begin at the Optimist Club level. If you are a potential student contestant, teacher, counselor, or parent, please find an Optimist Club near you at this link.