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.
District Directory 2017-18 All of the Clubs and their main contacts within our District listed in order by Zone.
District Directory Executive and Chairs 2017-18 A listing of all 2017-18 Executive Members and Chairs.
http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships1.cfm - info and links to all of the scholarship programs - oratorical, essay, and CCDH.
https://www.youtube.com/user/OptimistIntl/videos Check out the weekly inspirational Notes from Nick short video messages from our International President Nick by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/OptimistIntl/videos. While you are on the page, just below where you view Nick's video you can click on Subscribe and you will be notified by email, when a new video is ready to watch. Enjoy!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also the following clubs in our District have JOI Clubs:
- Barrie Techno Tigers
- Markham (French)
- Oak Park, 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/member/distclublogos.cfm - New Club and District Logos. This Link will take you to the District and Club Logo list. This page takes a while to load, so be patient. The District Logos are on the left and the Club logos by District on the right side list. Click on Club Identities for District 47 and then find your Club by its number in the list. You will be able to click on and open each of the logos available for your Club. There are three file formats of logos available. JPG are the most commonly used file format and are smaller in size, PNG is a higher quality and larger file format, and EPS is what you can used for professional printing purposes. Only caution with JPG files is that they degrade if you copy a copy. So always go back to use the original JPG file that you download.
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
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
Fax: (514) 721-1104
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time)