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Monday, June 29, 2015

PNW Optimist Clubs advance junior golfers to the OIJGC

The PNW District Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (US) was held on June 19, 2015.

According to Chairperson Chris Hill, four junior golfers have qualified and registered to advance to the OPTIMIST at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, July 16-31, 2015.

Those advancing are:

Samuel Pyon, boys 14-15
Matt Marrese, boys 16-18

Natalie Gregory, girls 10-12
Lanie Sticka, girls 13-14

The golf tournament was coordinated by the Hillsboro Optimist Club.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PNW District Optimist Convention!

It may seem early, but it is not!

The La Quinta Inn& Suites in Tacoma, WA is anxiously awaiting your reservation to the PNW District Convention.  Call them now at 253.383.0146 and mention the PNW Optimists to receive the best rates for August 13-15, 2015.  
Why should you attend the PNW District Convention?  Here is a quick Top 10 list of reasons:

10. Learn how to complete all the paperwork to make your Optimist Club an Honor Club.
9. Discover new ideas from other Optimist Club members to implement in your community in order to provide more service to youth.
8. Make new friends from all around the Pacific Northwest.
7. Discuss challenges that face all Optimist Clubs and turn those weaknesses into strengths.
6. Educate incoming club officers so they may lead your Optimist Club to be the best.
5. Share optimism.
4. Meet Patsy and Ken Garner, Optimist International President and be inspired by their stories and training.
3. Have fun at the Rainiers Baseball Game and BBQ.
2. Dress like you are ready to "Go West, young man (or woman)" at the Frontier Days Old-timer breakfast.
1. Prove that you and your Optimist Club are Real Friends of Youth by energizing your optimism at the PNW District Optimist Convention.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Salem Optimists honor Youth of the Year

Several years ago, the Salem Optimist Club began recognizing students of the month. Each month during the school year, they would ask different schools to help determine youth who were doing exceptional things including scholarship, community service, artistic flair, entrepreneurship,
technology achievements and more.

This month, they brought the 2014-2015 school year to a close by recognizing the Youth of the Year. According the club's post on Facebook, West Salem High School's Keelana Meyer was chosen because:
The student pictured here has a story of triumph and courage. Very little was shared, but it was clear that she has overcome obstacles that most of us would avoid.

Keelana Meyer has attended nine different schools because her life has been so fraught with change, yet she will graduate with a 3.7 GPA. This is a woman to watch. We were honored to meet her.
Keelana is shown here with Mike Barbour of the Salem Optimist Club.  We congratulate her for her achievements!

Click here to see more students recognized by the Salem Optimist Club. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Optimist International elections are taking place online now

For the second time, Optimist Clubs are invited to vote online for the next wave of Optimist International leaders. Normally an activity that takes place at convention, in 2014 all Optimist Clubs were included in online voting, giving an opportunity for all to have their voices heard through technology. To be eligible to vote, Optimist Clubs must be current in international dues.

The voting information was sent on June 1, 2015 to all current Optimist Club presidents with a good email registered with Optimist International. Those on the ballot are:

International President 2016-2017
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Jim Kondrasuk
Nick Prillaman

Optimist International Board of Directors
Rebecca Butler Mona
Adrian Elcock
Gil Ortiz

Eight individuals are running for Vice Presidents 2016-2017 unopposed in each region.

Please click here to learn more about the election process at Optimist International.

Please click on the links above to be taken to each candidates biography page on the Optimist International website.

Club presidents may recover their voting credentials by logging into www.optimistleaders.org. Should you have any problems, contact Optimist International.

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