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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hood River is calling all PNW Optimists

Q: What could be better than visiting the Columbia Gorge in autumn? 

A: Visiting beautiful Hood River, Oregon with your Optimist Club friends!

On October 14-15, Optimist Clubs from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia will gather in Hood River for the First Quarter District Conference of the 2011-2012 administrative year.

Bill French, Governor 2011-2012 invites you to join the festivities. As the first meeting of the new Optimist International year, newly installed club presidents will be inducted into the District Board of Directors and begin providing their counsel to help Optimist Clubs serve more kids and more communities in the Pacific Northwest. Among other things, agenda items will include:

  • Review and accept the district policies and budget
  • Learn about membership recruitment ideas and district growth strategies that impact your club
  • Discover what your club needs to know to hold outstanding Optimist Club scholarship programs - Essay, Oratorical and Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Contests
  • Find out how your club can host a junior golf tournament
  • Receive continuing education from the leadership development team
  • Greet your new district officers and regional vice president for the coming year
  • Network with other Optimist Club members who share your interests

Registration is now open for the First Quarter Conference and District Meeting. Register before September 26 for $68.00 US or CA. After September 26 the price raises to $78.00 US or CA. Registration includes lunch and dinner on Saturday. Click here to register now.

The meeting will be held at the Best Western Hood River Inn. There are a limited number of rooms available for $89.00. Standard rooms are $99.00 and rooms with a river view are $119.00. Hurry and make your reservations by calling 1.800.828.7873 or 541.386.2200.

Get your new Optimist Club year off to a positive start by attending the First Quarter District conference. It's the best way to plan for the months ahead.

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