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Sunday, January 31, 2016

PNW Optimist Clubs - what's next?

i love pnw optimist clubsTomorrow is February 1, 2016 - only fourteen days until Valentine's Day. It seems impossible that 31 days of the new year have passed by so quickly.

In honor of the occasion, might I suggest that you honor your sweetheart with a  Friend of Optimist membership? Let your sweetie get involved with the goodness of an Optimist Club.

For Optimist Clubs in the PNW District, February brings two things:
For Optimist Clubs around the world, it's important to know that the Season of Giving has been extended until February 29, 2016. That means new members in your Optimist Club do not have to pay the one-time registration fee to Optimist International. Use the $15 savings to encourage membership right here, right now!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bundle up your Friends

Your Optimist Club makes an impact in its community every year. What if someone told you that you could make an even bigger impact this year? Would you want to?

Every Optimist Club and member should say YES! to that proposition.

How do you make the biggest impact? 
You make the biggest impact when you ask people to join your Optimist Club because you share friendship and fellowship through service. However, not everyone will accept your invitation. Optimist International has devised a plan to help you get around that challenge.

With the Community Impact Bundle, you can give or award a Friend of Optimist membership for only $50 per person. The only catch is that you must buy 6 at a time and activate by September 30, 2016.

I'm sure you know a deserving person in your family, circle of friends, or your community. Make the first move and GIVE the honor of being a Friend of Optimist to someone today.

This offer is available for clubs or individuals.

Download the Community Impact Bundle flyer here.
Download the Community Impact Activation form here.

Friday, January 15, 2016

PNW Optimist District named Distinguished District for 2014-2015

Optimist International released the Special Awards & Recognition Hotline for 2014-2015 on January 15, 2016.

Celebrations are in order as the PNW District led by Dick Disney, Governor 2014-2015 was named a Distinguished District. 

While Governor, Dick promoted the importance of Honor Club. Twenty-three Optimist Clubs, representing 50% of all PNW Optimist Clubs, responded earning the special Honor Club recognition for their communities and members.

Five Optimist Clubs did much more and added 15 or more net new members or built a new Optimist Club to earn the outstanding recognition of Distinguished Optimist Club.

All clubs receiving recognition follow:

Distinguished Optimist Club
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32002 Middleton Area, Idaho
32069 Gresham, Oregon
32082 Lebanon, Oregon
32105 Portland Northeast, Oregon
32328 Gresham Scouters, Oregon

Honor Optimist Club

32000 Albany, Oregon
32001 Abbotsford, British Columbia 
32006 Beaverton, Oregon 
32015 Boise, Idaho 
32028 Caldwell, Idaho 
32029 Chehalis-Centralia, Washington 
32062 Fairbanks, Alaska 
32073 Hillsboro, Oregon 
32077 Jerome, Idaho 
32086 Meridian, Idaho 
32115 Oregon City, Oregon  
32178 Twin Falls, Idaho 
32185 Vancouver, Washington  
32200 Tacoma-West, Washington 
32205 Vancouver-North Shore, British Columbia 
32211 Newport-Yaquina Bay, Oregon  
32214 Nampa, Idaho 
32229 Issaquah, Washington 

Bill French, Lt. Governor, Zone 3 earned the Distinguished Lt. Governor recognition. The requirements for Lt. Governor recognition are that all clubs in the zone are Honor Club or net plus one in membership and charter one new club. 

Congratulations to all honorees. You have shown how awesome the PNW District can be when it sets its sight on achievement and service to our communities as F R I E N D of Y O U T H. 

Thank you Distinguished Governor Dick Disney for your commitment to HONOR CLUB. 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign

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Does your Optimist Club take every opportunity to announce that it is a vital part of the community?

A simple way to do so is to have a sign at the entrance. When people drive into YourTown, USA, they'll see that an Optimist Club proudly serves.

Optimist International would like to give you a sign for your community. All you need to do is add new members to your Optimist Club. Add ten new members in one month and the membership department will send a new road sign your way.

Read all about the 2015-2016 Executive Director's Road Sign Special.

Monday, January 4, 2016

What's this?

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Just when you thought the holiday season was over!

Optimist International's Season of Giving offer to its Optimist Clubs remains in effect until January 31, 2016.

New Optimist Club members will not be charged an induction fee through the end of January. That saves your club $15 for each new member.

New members are, of course, gifts that will give back to your club and community all year-round.

Go out and share the gift of optimism today. Ask someone to join your Optimist Club.

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