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Help Expand Optimist Outreach
Every year, our 75,000 Members directly improve the lives of over 6 million children throughout the world. Imagine the impact if each Member recruited just one more Optimist. Over 12 million kids would have a mentor to read with, a new jacket to keep them warm, or the opportunity to play basketball on a team.
Each Member has a profound opportunity to double their impact in the community, simply by bringing one new person into their Club. Every time you bump into an old friend, tell them abou some of the projects your C conducts. Every time you g to dinner, tell your server ab fundraisers your Club sponsors for great local charities. Every time you see your neighbor, tell them how you have helped the youth in your community. By reaching out to everyone you know, you can increase your Club’s impact in your community and reach twice as many kids!
Bringing in one new Member may not sound like much, but with 75,000 current Members, that will
add up. If each Member takes the opportunity to sponsor one new Member, we can bring out the best in over 12 million kids each year!
Presidential Incentive Rewards Member Recruitment
Every quarter, each Optimist that has sponsored three or more new Members will have their name entered in a drawing. One name will be drawn from each Region. Winners will have $250 awarded to their Club in their name, to be used for youth activities. Every time someone in your Club
sponsors three or more Members in one quarter, they increase your Club’s chances of winning funds to support their work in the community!
ub Needs Friends
d of Optimists may be eone who does not have e time to dedicate to an Optimist Club or does not have a Club in their area. Individuals can explore volunteer opportunities to help "bring out the best in kids” and learn about the organization by becoming a Friend.
Friend of Optimists help support the organization's orts to reach out to ren. The youth of eed more help than re and Friends can help Clubs provide that service. Friends are encouraged to participate in Club activities as their schedules allow and can often assist Clubs in other ways, such as fnancial contributions or providing useful resources.
To learn more about the Friend of Optimists program, please contact the Membership Department at (800) 500-8130 ext. 247.
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