Valuable Links and Connections for Optimists

 

There are lots of valuable resources online for Optimist Clubs from Optimist International at www.optimist.org

Here are some valuable links for things commonly used:

Achievements and Awards 2017-18 After consultation with OI, our District, Clubs and Community, points for interclub visits and for bonus outside zone visits have been changed from 200 points to 500 points for 3 or more members per visit. We are hoping to encourage clubs to visit other clubs more often and learn from their different projects and enjoy new friendships.

http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships1.cfm - info and links to all of the scholarship programs - oratorical, essay, and CCDH. 

http://www.optimist.org/e/member/jooi1.cfm - everything you need to know about starting and running a Junior Optimist Club. Amy Keller is an awesome staff member at Optimist International for anything JOI related. You can reach her at: amy.keller@optimist.org. Also the following clubs in our District have JOI Clubs:

  • Barrie Techno Tigers
  • Brooklin
  • Burlington
  • Cornwall
  • Markham (French)
  • Milton
  • Mississauga
  • Oak Park, Oakville
  • Oakville

http://www.optimist.org/e/member/activities1.cfm - Community activity ideas, a short list of common programs. Please also view our own district page of recources, where clubs share their own successful activities.

http://www.optimist.org/e/member/marketing6.cfm - New logos for JOI and all of the Optimist International programs. Available in high and low resolution. Best to use high resolution whenever possible.

http://www.optimist.org/e/member/documents1.cfm - Looking for an Optimist form or document? This is the place to go.

http://www.optimist.org/DistrictDirectory.cfm - Looking for a club anywhere in the world? This is the spot to look.

http://www.optimistleaders.org/default.cfm - Optimist Leaders Online - for Optimist Club Officers (Presidents, Treasurers and Secretaries) and District Chairs and Officers, this is where you can find all of the forms you need to submit, and to update your membership in your club. You need anauthorized login and password to access the content on the site available only to the above mentioned Officers from Optimist International.

You can also contact,
Optimist International at:
4494 Lindell Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63108 
(314) 371-6000 
(800) 500-8130 
Fax: (314) 371-6006 
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central Time)

Optimist International's Canada Office at:
5205 Metropolitan Blvd. East, Suite 200
Montreal, QC H1R 1Z7
Canada 
(514) 593-4401 
(800) 363-7151 
Fax: (514) 721-1104 
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time)

The Official Optimist Supplier in Canada is:  
Ansell's Awards and Specialties
648 Talbot St.
St. Thomas, ON
N5P 1C8
www.optimistsupply.ca
1-800-565-7062 
519-633-6547