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Optimist Recognition and Awards
Expires September 30, 2016. To view the recognition and awards program effective October 1, 2016, click here.

A. Club Recognition

1. "Bringing out the Best" Club
(banner patch then year bar thereafter)

  • Complete at least two service projects a year (submit Club Pride Report)
  • Add at least one member
  • Be current on District and OI dues
  • Recognize a Club member or local community individual

2. Honor Club
(banner patch, year bar with Club President’s name and year; thereafter a year bar with Club President’s name)
  • Complete at least three service projects a year (submit Club Pride Report)
  • Recognize a Club member or local community individual
  • Award Certification Document
  • Grow Club by net plus 1
  • Be current on District and OI dues

3. Distinguished Club
(watch for club President and secretary and/or treasurer, a banner patch with the Club President’s name; thereafter a year bar with club President’s name and watch)
  • Meet Honor Club Criteria plus:
  • Net of 15 OR Charter a New Club

B. District Recognition

1. Distinguished Lt. Governor:
(Desk clock)
  • All Clubs in zone are honor clubs OR
  • Net plus one in membership and charter one new Club

2. Distinguished Governor:
(Governor’s Ring plus a District banner patch with the Governor’s name and year)
  • Grow District by net plus 1 in membership
  • District to build at least one new Club
  • All Clubs are current on District and OI dues (all financial obligations paid by September 30)
  • All reports filed with Optimist International in a timely manner

3. Distinguished District Secretary Treasurer:
("Bringing out the Best in Kids" logo folder with ink pen)

  • Be current on District and OI dues (all financial obligations paid and/or submitted by by September 30)
  • All reports filed with Optimist International in a timely manner
  • Grow District by net plus 1 in membership
  • District to build at least one new Club

4. Governor Pacesetter Award
(pen/pencil set given at convention)
  • Grow District by net +1 in membership
  • District to build at least two new adult Clubs by June 30th.