Committees

In order to carry out all the projects that our club is involved with throughout the year, each member is asked to join one or more committees. 
 

Name Chairs Description
ACHIEVEMENT & AWARDS (A&A) Ingersoll, Linda
To conduct a fun, fair competition for Clubs that reflects quarterly achievement toward Optimist Organizational goals. Committee Chair should have a disposition for gathering detailed information from computer and Club reports. Use of electronic spreadsheet software is helpful. Quarterly reports should be given in a fun, enthusiastic, game-like format.
BULLETIN EDITOR (OPTIVIEWS) Moore, Maureen
To deliver communications to the membership of the District, as information is the lifeblood of any organization. Consider publications for three groups: Members, Club leaders and District leaders.
CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS COMMITTEE Sucher, Steve
To proactively encourage, qualify and nominate capable Governors and Lieutenant Governors to seek office. The future of the District lies in the ability to attract top-quality officers.
CHILDHOOD CANCER CAMPAIGN (CCC) COMMITTEE Walker, Jim
To encourage involvement and assistance with children with cancer and their families by facilitating Member and Club participation in the CCC throughout the District.
CLUB FITNESS ADVISORS (Formally Club Services) Schiller, Bob
To aid and assist member Clubs, connecting them with resources that can build strength and stability. To identify and assist Clubs in danger of revocation or disbandment.
COMMUNICATION CONTEST FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (CCDHH) Mills, Dan
To promote Club participation in the Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and to conduct a District Competition.
CONFERENCE & CONVENTION COMMITTEE Kelley, Jerry
To plan, promote and conduct the District Conferences and the Annual Convention.
ESSAY CONTEST To promote Club participation in the Essay Contest. Conduct an annual District Essay Contest.
FINANCE COMMITTEE Longhway, Thomas
To review financial operations the District and give interpretations and opinions of District financial health and status to the Executive Committee. To coordinate annual District audits.
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE This committee suggests policy revisions shall be made annually.
HALL of FAME Sucher, Steve
This committee receives nominations from clubs for the Hall of Fame candidates.
HISTORIANS Moss, Lou
Keeping the history of the District
JOOI COMMITTEE To grow the District with more JOOI kids serving kids.
JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS COMMITTEE To plan, promote and conduct the District Junior Golf Tournament. To increase participation in local and International OIJGC.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Bell, Juanita
To plan, promote and conduct the training of Club and District leaders making them more effective leaders. To cultivate and encourage future Optimist leaders.
LONG RANGE PLANNING The Long Range Plan/Strategic Planning Committee will meet quarterly to ensure implementation of the plan.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Lyon, Elaine
To cause membership growth in the District by teaching programs, conducting promotions and encouraging recruitment by members and Clubs.
NEW CLUB BUILDING COMMITTEE To encourage and assist in building new Optimist Clubs within the District.
OI AMBASSADOR Thames, Cherryl
The Convention Ambassador, shall promote the attendance to Optimist International’s Annual Convention.
OI FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVE Fries, David
To seek funds from members, Clubs and businesses for the Optimist International Foundation and Optimist International Foundation of Canada.
ORATORICAL CONTEST Kunse, Joette
To plan, promote and conduct the annual District Oratorical Contest Finals at the Third Quarter Conference. To encourage local contests by member Clubs and assist Lieutenant Governors in the planning for the required Zone Contests.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT To promote Optimist International’s Personal Growth and Involvement (PGI) program.
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE To assist in spreading the word of Optimism as a positive-minded youth service organization and to enhance the image of Optimism.
SCRAPBOOK The scrapbook committee collects the district scrapbooks and compiles and gives the awards for the scrapbook.
SERGEANT AT ARMS To facilitate fun, fellowship and orderly District meetings.
Spouse/Guest/Youth Activities To promote the participation by member Clubs in all of the youth-serving and community-serving projects sponsored by Optimist International.
SUPPLY COMMITTEE To provide a table for sales of Optimist supplies and Club administrative tools. To encourage the use of Optimist supplies as a marketing tool to members, member Clubs, and the public.
WEBMASTER To provide an effective communications tool for the membership of the District, as information is the lifeblood of any organization.