1st QUARTER  AL-MS DISTRICT 2023-2024 ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

The Achievement and Awards (A&A) Program is an excellent way to share with the district how committed you are to Optimism through great projects and programs your club is doing to make a positive difference in the life of children, supporting Optimist International and experiencing personal growth and development.

The chart below is the1st Quarter 2023-2024 awards.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1st

INTERNATIONAL OPTIMIST DAY

Optimist Clubs are essential to our communities. Many people are unaware of the talent they possess, that we help the youth to pursue their dreams, promote leadership, talent, and prosperity. The first Thursday in February is International Optimist Day.


Wear your Optimist apparel to help spread the word that we are here to help.



Congratulations to the Perdido Bay Optimist Club for earning the ALMS District 1st Quarter Membership Growth Trophy. The club had a net 7 membership growth. The trophy could be your club next quarter if you just recruit and retain.


106th Optimist International Convention,

Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 22-26, 2024

The 106th Optimist International Convention will be held at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario from June 22 to 26, 2024. It promises to be a fantastic chance to hear motivational speakers, attend workshops, meet and socialize with other Optimists, and have fun!

Did you know, the Optimist Club of Toronto was the first club to be chartered outside of the united States in January 1924? Since then, over 500 clubs have been chartered across Canada. Don’t miss the opportunity to help celebrate 100 Years of Optimism in Canada during the Convention! Interested in learning more about the 100 years of Optimism Canada?

Take in some of the best views of Niagara Falls from your guest room at Sheraton Fallsview Hotel. A stunning $50 million transformation is complete. From the unrivaled location overlooking Niagara Falls, the hotel offers an indoor walkway to Casino Niagara, Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, and top local restaurants, attractions, and shopping nearby. Located moments from Niagara’s Iconic Boat Ride and Niagara Parks and a short drive to Niagara Wineries. During your stay, indulge in celebrity chef-inspired cuisine at Massimo Italian Fallsview Restaurant, Niagara’s #1 Italian restaurant; relax at Christienne Fallsview Spa, named the #1 Spa in Ontario; or visit Niagara’s only Fallsview rooftop pool and bar.


Click the button at the right to make your hotel reservation at the Sheraton Fallsview for the International Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada June 23-26, 2023.



For more information on the Sheraton Fallsview Click the button at the right


For more information on the Crowne Plaza Fallsview Click the button at the right




Region 1 Super Zone Meeting

For Zoom attendees, register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



IMPORTANT DATES

TO REMEMBER


FEBRUARY 1

Optimist Day - Be proud of

your club wear your Optimist

apparel.

FEBRUARY 17

Region 2 Super Zone Meeting

in-person & via Zoom.

(Zones 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10)

FEBRUARY 29

Club deadline to submit club

winning essay to District Chair.


MARCH 17

Club deadline to hold club

Oratorical Contest

MARCH 20

International Day of Happiness


APRIL1

Zone Oratorical Contests

APRIL15

Regional Oratorical Contests

APRIL15

Second Quarter A&A Report due to

District A&A Chair

APRIL 20

Last day to hold club officer

elections

APRIL 28 - 30

Third Quarter District Conference

– MS and via Hybrid

APRIL 29

District Oratorical and CCDHH

Contests

MAY 20

Club Officer-elect Report due

to Optimist International

MAY 24 - 26

HOBY Seminar - Alabama

MAY 30

JOI Club Officer-elect Report due

to Optimist International

MAY 31 - JUNE 2

HOBY Seminar - Mississippi


JUNE 10

District Junior Golf Tournament

Glen Lakes, Foley, AL

JUNE 22 - JUNE 26

106th Optimist International

Convention, Niagara Falls, Ontario


APRIL 20

APRIL 20