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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Honor Club is an honorable goal

The holiday season is upon us. In ten days, we'll celebrate Thanksgiving and then it's downhill from there as we move quickly toward Christmas and the New Year. Optimist Clubs are busy at this time of year. They host Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas celebrations with pancakes, presents and Santa along with all the trimmings that make children and adults smile with joy.

It's important that while we move forward with our major projects, we remember that we must keep the goal of Honor Club in mind every day. Why? Because your Optimist Club's successful events are what makes Honor Club possible. People want to join with others who are doing good things in their community. They want to be part of the excitement and share the friendship offered by an Optimist Club. This is a perfect time to gain positive exposure and invite others to join us. When your club is hosting activities, keep a list of people who are interested and then follow up with them to invite them to a meeting and to learn more.

Did you know that an Optimist Honor Club is among the top 25% of all successful service clubs in the world? By completing the steps to Honor Club, Optimist Clubs are doing all that they can do to ensure their group will be serving its community far into the future. They are financially sound, conducting projects that are relevant to their community and adding new members to help carry on the programs indefinitely.

It's important to have a measurable goal. Governor Dick Disney gave each PNW District Optimist Club one goal as the 2014-2015 Optimist International administrative year began: Honor Club.

What will you do to help your Optimist Club keep the the goal in sight every day?

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