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28 • The Optimist Winter 2015 • 29

S t a t e m e n t o f Ownership, Management & Circulation

Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date (Fall 2014)

Circulation data:

A. Total no. copies printed (net run) 70,928 B. Paid Circulation

1. Paid outside-county mail 51,016 2. Paid in-county mail subscriptions 0 3. Sales: dealers, carriers, street vendors, counter sales and outside USPS 15,592 4. Paid distribution by other classes mailed through USPS 0 C. Total Paid Circulation 66,608 D. Free Distribution by mail:

1. Outside-county 0 2. In-county 0 3. Other classes mailed 0 4. Outside the mail 4,220 E. Total Free distribution 4,220 F. Total distribution 70,828 G. Copies not distributed 100 H. Total 70,928 I. Percent Paid 94%

Statement required by the Act of August 12, 1970, Section 3685, Title 39 of the United States Code, showing the Ownership, Management and Circulation of The Optimist, publication #1085-5017. Published quarterly (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) at St. Louis, Missouri. Subscription $4.50 per year. The location of the offce of publication is 4494 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. The location of the general business offce of the publisher is 4494 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. The names and addresses of the Publisher and Editor and Managing Editor are: Publisher-Benny Ellerbe, 4494 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108; Editor-Danielle Baugher, 4494 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108; Managing Editor-Dennis Osterwisch, 4494 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. The owner is Optimist International, 4494 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.

Circulation data:

Average No. Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12 Mths.

A. Total no. copies printed (net run) 70,994 B. Paid Circulation

1. Paid outside-county mail 51,885 2. Paid in-county mail subscriptions 0 3. Sales: dealers, carriers, street vendors,

counter sales and outside USPS 15,790 4. Paid distribution by other classes

mailed through USPS 0 C. Total Paid Circulation 67,675 D. Free Distribution by mail:

1. Outside-county 0 2. In-county 0 3. Other classes mailed USPS 0 4. Outside the mail 3,144 E. Total Free distribution 3,144 F. Total distribution 70,819 G. Copies not distributed 175 H. Total 70,994I. Percent Paid 95.6%

Examples of how some of the Optimist Clubs used their grants last year:

• The Crawford County Optimist Club, Arkansas, converted a school bus into a mobile library

• the Optimist Club of Sissonville, West Virginia, provided middle school students with personal hygiene kits

• The Breakfast Optimist Club of Clinton, Indiana, implemented a new leadership program for high school students

• The Optimist Club of San Diego Downtown, California, created a garden and educated students on the science involved in gardening

• The Optimist Club of Downtown Corpus Christi, Texas, hosted a Muscular Dystrophy support program

Fifteen additional Clubs received grants to start new projects that impacted their community.

Any eligible Optimist Club that has a new project or event should apply by visiting Optimist International Foundation’s website at www.oifoundation.org/. Applications must be received by March 6, 2015.

Any Adult Club served by OIF is eligible to apply as long as they meet the following guidelines:

• The project must be new to the Club.

• The project must start and fnish between April 2015 and March 2016.

• Grants to Clubs will be matching grants, with Clubs expected to show plans for matching the money and reporting the results. Clubs will complete follow-up reports.

• Grants are only for one year. • Club dues must be current.

• Clubs might consider using the Pass Through Program to obtain donations from local businesses and Foundations.

Foundation GRANTS

The Optimist International Foundation is accepting applications for the 2015 Club Grant Program. Grants will be awarded to Clubs that start a new project that impact the youth in their community. The Club Grant Program provides 20 matching grants of $500 to Optimist Clubs. In the 2013-2014 Optimist year, 358 Optimists helped over 116,215 children through the Club Grant Program.

{ The Optimist Club of Mansfeld, OH used their Club Grant to build a “Friend of Youth” room in the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum in downtown Mansfeld, Ohio. }

D a t e s t o r e m e m b e r :

January 2, 2015

Applications available online at oifoundation.org and by fax or mail upon request.

March 6, 2015

Applications are due! Applications must have been received in the St. Louis offce. Please do not send applications to the Foundation’s P.O. Box.

May 15, 2015

Winners are notifed and asked to identify someone to receive a check at the International Convention in New Orleans.

Optimists Strive to Reach PGI Goals

PGI Level VII Recipients

Watonah Epps AC Paul Grant INDS Lestina Potts SC John Grover SC

PGI Level X Recipients

Juanita Sanders SC Benny Benson AZ Linda Ingersoll MI Rich Slayton MI Lise Pelletier QC Watonah Epps AC James Weaving SC

The following Optimists submitted their requirements for achieving Levels VII and X of the Personal Growth & Involvement program between August 6 to December 9, 2014.

I certify that the statements above are correct and complete. - Dennis Osterwisch, Managing Editor

Correction from Fall 2014 Optimist

The following Optimist has submitted his requirements for achieving Level X of the Personal Growth & Involve-ment Program between April 8 and August 5, 2014.

- Larry Barbara, SWIS

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