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Awards and Forms

Junior Optimist International Awards
Junior Optimist International awards aren’t just rewards for Clubs that conduct community service projects. The awards should inspire Junior Optimist International Members to share what their Clubs and Districts do best. Some awards are simple and easy, while others are more challenging and take some determination to accomplish. Below is background information and an application for each Junior Optimist International award.

Advisor of Excellence
Builder of Excellence
Club Project Award
Distinguished Junior Optimist International Governor
Honor Club and Distinguished Honor Club Awards
Junior Optimist International of Reading Award - Your Club can win a cash prize for having one of the top projects during Junior Optimist International of Reading Month (February). Just submit your Club's project by April 1. Send project summaries to youthclubs@optimist.org.
Member Excellence Award
Outstanding Junior Optimist International Governor/Governor of Excellence
Ruby Blair Award

Junior Optimist International Forms
Junior Optimist International Clubs may be required to fill out certain forms at various times of the year. Here are the most requested forms.

Annual Junior Optimist International Club Report Form
Charter Application
Junior Optimist International Membership Application
Club Project Form
Junior Optimist International District Conference Form
Junior Optimist International Application for International Office and Biographical Release
Junior Optimist International Personal Growth & Involvement (PGI)
Junior Optimist International PGI Tracking Forms
Membership Roster
New Club Form
Officer Information Sheet and Election Report