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District Recognition

Distinguished Lt. Governor
Incentive: Desk clock
Eligibility:
  • All Clubs in Zone are Honor Clubs OR
  • Net plus one in membership and charter one new Club.

Distinguished Governor
Incentive: Governor’s ring plus a District banner patch with the Governor’s name and year.
Eligibility:

  • Grow District by net plus one in membership,
  • District to build at least one new Club,
  • All Clubs are current on District and Optimist International dues (all financial obligations paid by September 30), and
  • All reports filed with Optimist International in a timely manner.

Distinguished District Secretary Treasurer
Incentive: “Bringing Out The Best In Kids” logo folder with ink pen.
Eligibility:

  • Grow District by net plus one in membership,
  • District to build at least one new Club,
  • Be current on District and Optimist International dues (all financial obligations paid and/or submitted by September 30), and
  • All reports filed with Optimist International in a timely manner.

Governor Pacesetter Award
Incentive: Pen/pencil set given at convention
Eligibility:

  • Grow District by net plus one in membership, and
  • District to build at least two new Clubs by June 30th.

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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