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Club Recognition

“Bringing Out the Best” Club
Incentive: Banner patch then year bar thereafter.
Eligibility:
  • Complete at least two service projects a year,
  • Submit President’s Pride Report,
  • Add at least one new Member,
  • Be current on District and Optimist International dues, and
  • Recognize a Club Member or local community individual.

Honor Club
Incentive: Banner patch, year bar with Club President’s name; thereafter a year bar with Club President’s name.
Eligibility:

  • Complete at least three service projects a year,
  • Submit President’s Pride Report,
  • Grow Club by net plus 1,
  • Be current on District and Optimist International dues, and
  • Recognize a Club Member or local community individual.

Distinguished Club
Incentive: Watch for Club President and Secretary and/or Treasurer and a banner patch with the Club President’s name; thereafter a year bar with Club President’s name and watch.
Eligibility:

  • Complete at least three service projects a year,
  • Submit President’s Pride Report,
  • Be current on District and Optimist International dues,
  • Recognize a Club Member or local community individual, and
  • Net of 15 Members OR charter a new Club.

Please Note: Recognition of the Administrative Year will not be announced until after January 10 of the following administrative year. Submission of the President’s Pride Report is required for proof of completed service projects. All reports for Distinguished Governor are to be received for year the Governor served.

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