Weekly Update

Weekly update
for the week of September 27, 2010
Thought for the Weekbox2
"The realist sees reality
as concrete. The optimist sees reality
as clay."
– Robert Brault

Only at the PDCs

This fall, Club Presidents who attend the PDCs will be invited to sit down with 2010-2011 International President Danny Rodgers. They will have the chance to ask questions, voice concerns and share their ideas. Take advantage of this special opportunity! Register for a PDC at www.optimist.org/pdc!

Earn the
Presidential Award

There is still time for your Club to earn the 2009-2010 Presidential Award! To qualify for this special award, your Club must complete 2 out of the following 3 items and submit verifying documentation: *Run the Adult Internet Safety Education Presentation (submit Presenter’s Evaluation and Attendee Evaluation Forms) *Make a $2,000 donation toward the CCC Johns Hopkins Initiative or the Canadian CCC Fund *Make a $365 unrestricted Club gift to your Club’s respective Foundation (OIF or OIFC) All requirements must be met by September 30, 2010. Each Club that earns this prestigious recognition will receive a banner patch with the Presidential logo. All questions and documentation should be submitted to the Programs Department of Optimist International by mail, by fax at 314-735-4125 or via e-mail at programs@optimist.org.

Get your CPA
materials today!

Community Projects Awards materials are available on both the Optimist and Optimist Leaders websites. At www.optimistleaders.org, Optimists can click on the “Clubs” tab and scroll down to “Programs Resource Materials.” On the main Optimist website, Optimists can just go directly to www.optimist.org/cpa. Please note that the Project Story form allows Optimists to type their answers on pages 1 and 3. However, the answers cannot be saved, so be sure to print off the form after completing it. On page 2 of the form is a list of questions that can be answered on separate sheets of paper. Don’t forget that September 30 is the deadline to submit entries to your District for judging!

Time to clean house

The countdown is on. With just a couple of weeks left in the Optimist year, it is time to clean out your e-mails! After September 30, all e-mail boxes will be emptied and new boxes will be established for the incoming officers. This applies to all offices, even if someone is holding the same office this year and next year. Please make sure to forward any important messages to a different e-mail account by September 30. Once the new year rolls around, there’s no turning back!