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Monday, June 27, 2011

Chehalis-Centralia Optimists host Safety on Wheels

The Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club held a Bicycle Safety Fair/Safety on Wheels on June 18.   Helmets were provided for all kiddos who needed them, even those in wheelchairs!

Three lucky young cyclists went home with new bikes and club members and police officers showed that no one was too young to learn how to be safe on the road.

You can see more pictures from the Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club when you "like" them on Facebook.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pancake Breakfast in Roseburg

Taking the place of the fireworks fund raiser this year, the Roseburg Optimist Club will host a Rock'n Roll'n Pancake Breakfast on July 9.  They say it's less work and more fun, plus the club has signed on some sponsors that are bound to make it a great foodie experience for all: Shari's Restaurant, Dutch Brothers Coffee, and Umpqua Dairy.  Sounds like a great breakfast combo to me!

The club is looking for kitchen help, setter-uppers, servers, cleaner-uppers, money collectors and entertainers. Yes! Entertainment will be as plenty as the pancakes. Stop by Riverforks Park, July 9, 8:00 am to 11:00 am and enjoy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Get ready for Rocky Jackson

Optimist Club members in the Pacific Northwest District with Facebook accounts have most likely seen this fun video. It was put together to support Rocky Jackson for President-elect of Optimist International, and we wanted to share it with others, those of you who might not be on Facebook.

The theme is two-fold. First, we don't often have a choice for President-elect of Optimist International. Generally one person is nominated by the Candidates Qualifications Committee and then that person has traditionally run unopposed. This year, in line with the bylaws amendments that are being considered and to help return leadership to the people, Rocky Jackson announced his intent to run, received the backing of all governors in the west region and now asks for your support. Help us put Optimist Clubs first with your vote for Rocky Jackson for President-elect, Optimist International.  Thank  you. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

PNW District supports Rocky Jackson for Optimist International President-elect

The Pacific Northwest District is proud to announce their support of Rocky Jackson for the position of President-elect of Optimist International.

Rocky served as District Governor in 1992-1993 and since that time has supported the District in various roles including New Club Building Chair, District Foundation Representative, and leadership and membership development. He has worked tirelessly with many clubs from Idaho to British Columbia and beyond to help them with projects and to achieve their goals. He is especially active with clubs in Idaho and the Boise Valley in particular.

In an unprecedented event, Rocky was elected from the floor at the 2009 Optimist International Convention in Florida to serve as Vice President of the West Region. Since October, he has spent nearly 100 days on the road visiting districts, zones and clubs throughout the West Coast.

Rocky empowers others with his passion for Optimist Clubs and the mission of our organization. It is with that knowledge that the Optimist Clubs in the Pacific Northwest District hereby fully support Rocky Jackson for Optimist International President-elect. Please show your support by casting your vote for Rocky at the Optimist International Convention, July 3-5, 2011, Baltimore, MD.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Results announced for the PNW District CA Junior Golf Qualifier

Harry White, Tournament Director, PNW District - CA Qualifier for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships has created quite a collaborative event with the Canadian Junior Golf Association.

This year 45 junior golfers played in the two-day tournament held on April 30 - May 1, 2011.

Click on the links to see more about the tournament:
Public Photo Gallery more than 50 pictures

First place honors went to:
Ally Shin, Girls 11-19
Cameron Davison, Boys 16-18
Oscar Beak, Boys 14-15
Roy Kang, Boys, 12-13
Jordan Lu, Boys 14 - under
Callum Davison, Boys 10-11

Thanks to Harry White for forwarding the story and links. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Results announced for the PNW District US Qualifier - Optimist International Junior Golf Championships

Forty-two junior golfers participated in the PNW District US Qualifier for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships on Sunday, June 12. Taking first place trophies were:
  • Alistair Doherty, Boys 16-18; 
  • Timothy Graham, Boys 14-15; 
  • Christopher Kappes, Boys 12-13; 
  • Sean McHugh, Boys 10-11
  • Juhee Lee, Girls 15-18; 
  • Amanda Elich, Girls 12-13; 
  • Hannah Archuleta, Girls10-12. 

Congratulations to the golfers!

Many thanks to Tournament Director Chris Hill and the Hillsboro Optimist Club for coordinating the Junior Golf Qualifier on behalf of the PNW District -US. 

Photos courtesy of Chris Hill.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This Saturday is Child Safety Day in Eagle

The Eagle Optimist Club will hold the second annual Child Safety Day at the Landing Community Center on Saturday, June 18, 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Activities scheduled include bicycle safety, fire prevention, and personal safety. There will be demonstrations, exhibits and door prizes.

To draw attention to the event, the Eagle Optimist Club recruited a major sponsor, Washington Trust Bank, and participated along with them at the Family Fun Area, a new attraction at Eagle Fun Days.  Along with inflatables, miniature golf, spin art, and face painting, children were asked to make a drawing of something they do to stay safe. All entries will go into a drawing for movie passes at Edwards Cinemas.

Many thanks to the coordinators of this year's Child Safety Day: Gretchen Brown, Integrity Financial, Chair; Myrna Harris, Ada County Sheriff's Department, Exhibits and Inspiration, and Brandy Etheridge, Bank of the Cascades, Bike Safety.

Monday, June 13, 2011

An invitation from the McCall Optimist Club

Save the date and start makin' plans for the Jazz on the Green Concert to benefit the Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary and the McCall Optimist Club.

It's only two months until this first-ever event at the McCall Golf Shop on Saturday, August 13, 4:00 p.m. - dark.

What could be better than the fresh mountain air, a little wine, and a little jazz in McCall, Idaho?

Please click here to visit the McCall Chamber of Commerce for additional weekend activities and lodging suggestions.

Please click to enlarge the photo for full details.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cruise-In to Gresham, Oregon

The Gresham Optimist Club is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2011 Cruise-In at Gresham High School, Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

There will be food, raffles, music, and a 50-50 drawing; plus trophies will be awarded in 23 categories. There are new opportunities for club participation. Vendor booths are available.

There's so much happening at this annual event that you must click on the photo to enlarge and print. Bring the whole family and enjoy.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Family fun in Issaquah and Bellevue

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The 6th Annual Bike Safety Fair hosted by the Issaquah Optimist Club is taking place this weekend, June 11 and 12. This year there are two locations: Saturday, Issaquah Elementary School and Sunday, Newport Heights Elementary. Please click on the picture for full details.

The Issaquah Optimist Club is well known for their Bike Safety events and gather a lot of media attention as they work with a number of sponsors to host a free and fun weekend for children and their families. Click here to learn more on the Issaquah Optimist Club website.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Serving Schwans and Tennis in Middleton

The Middleton Area Optimist Club is working with the Middle School to start up a brand new school tennis program. The club has volunteered to purchase equipment and help with coaching or travel expenses, depending on what is needed most. A summer camp is planned to introduce students to the game. It will coincide with the completion of the new tennis courts at the school in August of this year.

With the help of Schwans, depot manager Russ Nelson and "the Schwans Guys," the Middleton Area Optimist Club held their first successful fundraiser for the program today. Fifteen percent of all items purchased at the truckload sale will go directly to the Optimist Club program.

Another sale is planned for the first Saturday in August.

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