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2015-16 Presidential Incentives

Vice President’s “Growth Surge” Award
Dates: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016
Recipients: Top two Vice Presidents
Incentive: Trip to the PGA National Resort and Spa in November 2016.
Eligibility:

  • Largest positive net increase in Region membership; and
  • Region charters a minimum of nine new Clubs.

“Right Here, Right Now” Award
Dates: October 1, 2015 to January 1, 2016
Recipients: Top three Vice Presidents
Incentive: Each recipient will receive a registration to the 2015-16 Optimist International Convention in Quebec City.
Eligibility:

  • Personally sponsor two new Members and/or Friends; and
  • Three new Adult or College Clubs are chartered in Region.

“Press On to the Greater Achievements” Award
Dates: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016
Recipients: Top two Governors
Incentive: Drawing for a trip to the PGA National Resort and Spa in November 2016.
Eligibility:

  • Charter a new Adult or College Club with 25 or more Members by September 30, 2016 (one entry per new Club) OR
  • Charter a Youth Club (one entry for every one new Youth Clubs).

Governor’s “Growth Surge” Award
Dates: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016
Recipients: Top five Governors
Incentive: Trip to the PGA National Resort and Spa in November 2016.
Eligibility:

  • Largest positive net increase in District membership; and
  • Charter a minimum of three new Clubs.

“Fast Break” Award (First Quarter)
Dates: October 1, 2015 to January 1, 2016
Recipients: First 10 District Governors
Incentive: Each recipient will receive dinner with President Dave and First Lady Shawn during the 2015-16 Optimist International Convention in Quebec City.
Eligibility:

  • Personally sponsor two new Members and/or Friends; and
  • District charters one new Adult or College Club.

“Bringing Out the Best in Youth” Award
Dates: October 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016
Recipients: Four District Governors
Incentive: The name of each eligible Governor will be entered into a drawing for four registrations for the 2015-16 Optimist International Convention in Quebec City.
Eligibility:

  • Personally sponsor two new Members and/or Friends;
  • Charter one new Youth Club;
  • Conduct District Oratorical Contest; and
  • Appoint a District Foundation Representative.

“Bringing Out the Best in Communities” Award
Dates: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016
Recipients: Optimist Clubs & Lt. Governors (two trips will be awarded)
Incentive: 1) New Club and the Sponsor Club will receive choice of Creed Banner, Purpose Banner, or Road Sign; plus 2) the names of the new Club President, Charter Club President, Lt. Governor, and Builders of Excellence will be entered into drawing for a trip to PGA National Resort and Spa in November 2016.
Eligibility:

  • Charter a new Adult or College Club OR
  • Charter two new Youth Clubs.

“Bringing Out the Best in Our Clubs” Award
Dates: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016
Recipients: All Optimist Clubs
Incentive: “Bringing Out the Best” Banner Patch and entry into drawing for a trip to PGA National Resort and Spa in November 2016 or a $750 Club Community Grant.
Eligibility:

  • Net +5 in membership;
  • Hold a NOW program;
  • Conduct an Oratorical, CCDHH, or Essay Contest;
  • Appoint Club Foundation Representative; and
  • Timely meet financial obligations.

“Club Renaissance” Award
Dates: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016
Recipients: Optimist Clubs with less than 15 Members
Incentive: “Bringing Out the Best” Banner Patch and entry into drawing for a trip to PGA National Resort and Spa in November 2016 or a $750 Club Community Grant.
Eligibility:

  • Net +5 in membership;
  • Appoint a Club Foundation Representative; and
  • Timely meet all financial obligations.

“Bringing Out the Best in Ourselves” Award
Dates: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016
Recipients: All Optimist Club Members
Incentive: “Bringing Out the Best” Pins and entry into drawing for a trip to the PGA National Resort and Spa in November 2016 or a $750 Club Community Grant.
Eligibility:

  • Sponsor three new Members into an Adult or College 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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