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April 29 - May 1
Kearney, NE

Honoring Our Heroes 

Dates: March 1-June 30, 2016

Add 3 Heroes, Earn 3 Heroes

"Honoring Heroes in the Classroom"
Teachers and educators are paramount to the success of our children and our future. The outreach Optimists provide through our activities and programs (oratorical, sports, creative writing/essay) is very important to every Club. The best possible opportunity to reach schools is to add more teachers to our Clubs. Each Club is encouraged to enlist a teacher or educator to the Club roster, and Optimist International will reward this endeavor. Add a teacher or educator from March 1 to June 30 to your Club roster, and your Club receives free dues for a year for a second hero.* Add 1, Earn 1.

"Honoring Heroes Protecting Our Communities"
The men and women who serve and protect our communities are vital for our safety. We respect the service and protection provided by our law enforcement and public safety officers. To honor and recognize the importance of these devoted community servants, add a law enforcement officer or public safety officer to your Club from March 1 to June 30 and your Club receives free dues for a year for a second hero.* Add 1, Earn 1.

“Honoring Heroes Who Defend Our Freedom”
The men and women who serve and protect our nations and communities have given so much to each of us. Thousands of veterans serve as key Members of our Clubs. In many communities, veterans are the foundation of the Optimist Club. To honor and recognize the importance of our veterans, wounded veterans and the active duty armed forces personnel who protect our nations, add a veteran, wounded veteran or active duty armed forces personnel from March 1 to June 30 and your Club receives free dues for a year for a second hero.* Add 1, Earn 1.

Third Quarter Conference - April 29 - 30 and May 1 in Kearney

Ramada Inn - 308-237-3141 - Optimist block of Rooms $89 through April 15
Online Registration is open until April 22, 2016

Special Guest Trainer from Optimist International:  Mark Weinsoff
Special Guest former OI Vice-Present and Certified Club Builder:  Rich Bloom

Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will begin at 10:00 am in the same location.


District Convention - August 19 - 20 - 21 in Omaha

Comfort Inn and Suites - 72nd and Grover
Special Guest Speaker:  Dr. Tom Osborne
Special OI Guest and Trainers to be announced

Training for all Officers-Elect will be held on Friday, August 19
(Club Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers and Lieutenant Governors)

Details and registration information will be posted as they are available.

Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences
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Topics and Descriptions

Welcome & Introduction
Welcome comments and introductions from Regional Vice President. 

Benefits of Optimist Membership:
Personal benefits of joining your Optimist Club.

New Optimists Wanted (NOW) and New Club Building:
Proven methods to expand the impact of your Optimist Club and bring Optimism to new communities.

Optimistic Fundraising:
How our Optimist Foundations can support your Optimist Club in raising funds.

Marketing your Optimist Club:
How your Optimist Club can create a consistent message and use social media to let people know what you are doing in the community.

Optimistically Evaluating Success:
Taking what your Optimist Club does well and doing it even better—a proven method for continuous improvement.

Optimistic Gatherings:
Easy, practical ways to share Optimism at your Club meetings and other gatherings.

Recognizing the Greatness of Optimists:
How to show the Members of your Optimist Club that the service they provide to the community is valued and appreciated.

Improve your Optimist Club:
Proven methods to review the health of your Optimist Club and better serve your Members and your community.

Optimist International Mission Statement

By providing hope, and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in children.

Bringing out the best...

The phrase "bringing out the best in kids" that we have all become so familiar with is being revised to be more descriptive of what actually happens in the organization.

"Optimists:  bringing out the best in our youth, our communities and ourselves -- right here!  right now!

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Optimist Calendar
 May 2016 

Governor's Message
I wish to thank each member of the 2015-2016 Nebraska District Optimist Team which includes Lt. Governors, District officers, Committee Chairs and members, club officers and members of all 44 clubs! Each of you has made a commitment to take the journey of your life in being an Optimist to bring out the best in our youth, our communities and ourselves. As we review the heritage of each Optimist Club, we are in awe of the many accomplishments of our members. We also realize that things are changing and we are challenged to grow so we can continue to provide meaningful activities, be successful in fundraising, enjoy fellowship and touch lives.
Marvin Wastell
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