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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Regional competitions set for the Optimist International District-level scholarship programs

Perhaps you got the memo. Maybe not.

Some Optimist Club members in the PNW District recently received a newsletter from the governor outlining, among other things, the procedures that will be taken with the scholarship programs this year.

The image (right) is taken from the newsletter.

It first mentions the Optimist International Essay Contest reminding clubs that the deadline to submit the Optimist Club Essay Contest winner is February 28, 2020. Essays should be submitted electronically to Chairperson Monique Connors at connorsmjk@yahoo.com.

The topic for the 2019-20 school year is: "Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?The rules and entry form for the Essay Contest may be downloaded here.  The contest is open to youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2019 (and is not enrolled as a degree-seeking student of a post-secondary institution) in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. There is no minimum age. All contests must begin at the club level.

It next mentions the Regional Meetings and Competitions. This is directed to the Optimist International Oratorical Contest. The regional level contest will host students who have completed a club level contest and emerged as the first or second place winner. Clubs are requested to forward their winning speeches that will be moving forward to Chairperson Cathy Cena at ccena@shaw.ca.

The topic for the 2019-20 school year is “Just iMagine a World without Boundaries."   The rules and entry form for the Oratorical Contest may be downloaded here.  The contest is open to youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2019 (and is not enrolled as a degree-seeking student of a post-secondary institution) in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. There is no minimum age. All participation begins at the club level.

Following the regional meetings on the dates shown on the image, regional oratorical contest winners will move forward to the district finals to be held April 24-26, 2020 at the Red Lion Hotel in Kelso, Washington.

Students or other interested individuals may click on the #JoinAnOptimistClub link in the right-hand column of this page to find an Optimist Club near them. Optimist Club chairpersons may find out more information by contacting the chairpersons listed above.



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