• Optimist Volunteers Join our team to bring out the best in kids and yourself
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Scholarship Contests Helping youth achieve their dreams of higher education
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
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Parallel District Conferences (2012-2013)

Grow from the best training that Optimist International has to offer - agendas designed for current leaders, past leaders, future leaders and every Optimist Member!
 
 
1st Quarter

Northeast & Great Lakes
Toronto, ON Canada
October 19-21, 2012
 

Mid-Atlantic
Sheraton Hotel
Roanoke, VA

November 2-4, 2012
 

Southeast #1
Tampa, FL
November 16-18, 2012
 
 
 
2nd Quarter

West Coast
Las Vegas, NV
February 15-16, 2013
 

Southwest
Oklahoma City, OK
March 1-3, 2013
 

St. Lawrence
Quebec, QC Canada
March 8-10, 2013
 

Great Plains
Rapid City, SD
March 22-23, 2013
 
 
 
3rd Quarter

Middle America
Terra Haute, IN
April 12-14, 2013
 

Southeast #2
Atlanta, GA
May 17-19, 2013
 
 
 
 
Northeast & Great Lakes Region
Atlantic Central (02), Central Ontario (47), Michigan (17), Midwestern Ontario (46),
New York - New England (01), and Southwestern Ontario (45).


Leave a Legacy Member Development Conference
Friday, October 19, 2012 to Sunday, October 21, 2012
Toronto, ON Canada

Online Registration is now closed!

Hotel Reservations
Register for your hotel NOW!
Contact Lou Moss: loumoss1@hotmail.com or (586) 566-7277
for special reserved rooms at the rate of $109.00
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Center
801 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please see our Facebook page
Promotional Video
Thank you Optimists!
Thank you to the 198 Optimists and friends who attended the Northeast & Great Lakes Region’s Leave a Legacy Member Development Conference!
 
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Mid-Atlantic Region
Capital - Virginia (16), Kentucky - West Virginia (03), Maryland - South Delaware (33),
North Carolina Central (42), North Carolina East (43), North Carolina West (44),
and Tennessee (11).


Mid-Atlantic Region Parallel District Conference
Friday, November 2, 2012 to Sunday, November 4, 2012
Sheraton Hotel
Roanoke, VA

Online Registration is now closed!

Hotel Reservations
Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center
2801 Hershberger Road, NW
Roanoke, VA 24017
540-563-9300 or 800-325-3535
Make sure to identify yourself as an Optimist

Hotel reservation deadline is October 12, 2012
($99+ tax per night - single or double occupancy)

Promotional Video
Make sure to check out the Mid-Atlantic Region Promotional Video!

Thank you Optimists!
Thank you to the 98 Optimists and friends who attended the Mid-Atlantic Region Parallel District Conference!
 
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Southeast Region
Alabama - Louisiana - Mississippi (29), Caribbean (78), Georgia (21), North Florida (60),
South Carolina (22), and South Florida (61).


Tampa is Calling You!
Friday, November 16, 2012 to Sunday, November 18, 2012
Tampa, FL

Online Registration is now closed!

Hotel Reservations
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
2225 North Lois Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 877-6688
Make sure to mention that it is an OPTIMIST reservation

Hotel reservation deadline is November 2, 2012 for block of rooms reserved for Optimists.

Optimist rates extended up to three days before and after convention (subject to availability).

($85+ tax per night per room - single, double, triple, quad occupancy).

If you have questions related to the hotel contact Ric Carvalis (Conference Chair NFL) 727-321-6180 (h) 727-641-6610; bigric@tampabay.rr.com

Registration
Be trained, entertained and enjoy fellowship with old and new friends.
Register online ($25) by November 14, 2012 and be in the draw for an exciting weekend at a Caribbean destination!


 
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West Coast Region
Arizona (31), California South (41), Pacific Central (20), Pacific Northwest (32),
Pacific Southeast (15), and Pacific Southwest (14).


WOW (Western Optimist Workshops) Conference
Friday, February 15, 2013 to Saturday, February 16, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

Online Registration is now closed!

Hotel Reservations
Circus Circus Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
2880 Las Begas Blvd S
Las Begas NV 89109
1-866-755-7776

Press the number 1 for a reservationist and make sure to mention that it is an Optimist International West Coast Regional WOW Conference reservation - code: CW02WOW

Hotel reservation deadline is February 1, 2013 for block of rooms reserved for Optimists.

Optimist rates extended up to 2 days before and after convention (subject to availability).

($88 plus a daily resort fee of $8.95 plus tax per night per room - single or double occupancy).

Resort fee includes in-room internet service (daily); chips and salsa at the Blue Iguana (with minimum $8 purchase); 1 free premium reide at Adventuredone; 2 fitness passes; buy 1, get 1 drink at Slots A Fun or West Bar; $15.99 all you can eat specials at Garden Grille (coupon); happy hour at Garden Grille Bar - $2 and $3 Offers; 2 free Midway Games; Toll-free/local calls up to 30 minutes maximum per call (daily); resort funbook valued at approximately $100.

Questions
Contact Linda Molthen 562-618-2545; lmolthen@ca.rr.com

Workshop Titles
Recruit Members the Easy Way
Use the Foundation to Fund Raise
Tell the World About Your Club Projects
Finding New Optimists

 
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Southwest Region
Arkansas (34), Colorado - Wyoming (25), Kansas (37), New Mexico - West Texas (19),
North Texas (38), Oklahoma (07), and South Texas (06).


Southwest Region Convention
Friday, March 1, 2013 to Sunday, March 3, 2013
Oklahoma City, OK

Online Registration is now closed!

Hotel Reservations
Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center
5750 Will Rogers Road. Midwest City, OK 73110
United States Phone: (405) 455-1800

Hotel reservation deadline is February 14, 2013 for block of rooms reserved for Optimists.

Optimist rates: $79 plus tax per night per room – single or double occupancy and $89 plus tax per night per room – triple or quad occupancy.

Click here to make a reservation.

 
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St. Lawrence Region
Eastern Ontario (49), Quebec Central (50), Quebec East - Acadie (55),
Quebec East - North Shore (54), Quebec South (52), and Quebec West (53).


2013 St. Lawrence Region Conference
Friday, March 8, 2013 to Sunday, March 10, 2013
Quebec, QC Canada

Online Registration is now closed!

Promotional Video #1
Make sure to check out the first St. Lawrence Region Promotional Video!

Promotional Video #2
Make sure to check out the second St. Lawrence Region Promotional Video!

Registration Details
Send your registration form to your District manager.

Thank you video
Make sure to check out the St. Lawrence Region Post-Conference Video!

 
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Great Plains Region
Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming (13), Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota (35),
Iowa (40), Nebraska (10), Southern Wisconsin (09), and Wisconsin North - Upper Michigan (23).


Great Plains Region PDC
Friday, March 22, 2013 to Saturday, March 23, 2013
Rapid City, SD

Online Registration is now closed!

Hotel Reservations
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
505 North Fifth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605/348-4000

Hotel reservation deadline is February 21, 2013 for block of rooms reserved for Optimists.

Optimist rates: $75 plus tax per night per room – single, double, triple and quad occupancy.

 
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Middle America Region
East Missouri (30), Illinois (12), Indiana North (04), Indiana South (05), Ohio (24),
and West Missouri (36).


The 2013 Middle America Optimist Workshop
Friday, April 12, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013
Terra Haute, IN

Online Registration is now closed!

Hotel Reservations
Holiday Inn Terre Haute
3300 U.S. 41 South
Terre Haute, IN 47802
812/232-6081

Hotel reservation deadline is March 29, 2013 for block of rooms reserved for Optimists.

Optimist rates includes breakfast buffet for 2. You will need a credit card to book a reservation.

($89 plus tax per night per room - single or double occupancy).

 
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Southeast Region
Alabama - Louisiana - Mississippi (29), Caribbean (78), Georgia (21), North Florida (60),
South Carolina (22), and South Florida (61).


Parallel District Conference #2
Friday, May 17, 2013 to Sunday, May 19, 2013
Atlanta, GA

Online Registration is now closed!

Hotel Reservations
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta Airport
4700 Southport Road
Atlanta, GA 30337
(404) 767-1988

 
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