Region 2 Super Zone Meeting

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

The Region 2 Super Zone Meeting will be held in Athens, Alabama at Athens State University on Saturday, February 17 at 9:30 a.m in the Sandridge Student Center. The one day meeting will be offered as an in-person event for those that are close by and via Zoom for everyone else.

A $5 fee is being charged for all attendees. This represents a change from past Zoom only meetings. We experienced charges at the first Super Zone meeting in Lillian, but the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay helped off-set those charges. As the OCPB purchased and prepared the breakfast and secured a great price from the lunch caterer, any additional charges were off-set by the local club. The lunch for in-person attendees is $25.

To register for this event, both in person and Zoom, click on the REGISTER button below. Members who register for the In-person event may pay on-line or at the door. Members who register for the Zoom event pay on line and the system will forward the Zoom link to you.

The address of the University is 300 N. Beaty Street Athens, Alabama 35611, see the campus map below for the location of the Sandridge Student Center. For an agenda of the meeting click on the button below.


Spring into Optimism

A New Incentive Program for Clubs




Are you ready to welcome new members to your Club? If so, you will love our new incentive program: Spring into Optimism!

How to Participate

• Fill out and submit the official enrollment form by

May 28, 2024.

• Add new members to your club between March 1

and May 31, 2024.

• Ensure that the new members pay their dues in full

by September 30, 2024. This will ensure that they are

eligible for all the benefits and opportunities that our

organization offers, such as attending District and

International Conventions.

What are the Benefits?

By participating in this program, you will not only save money on registration fees, but also gain many other advantages, such as:

More membership diversity: Having new members

from different backgrounds, with different

experiences and perspectives, will enrich your Club’s

culture and foster a more inclusive environment.

More creativity and innovation: Having new members

with fresh ideas and insights will spark your Club’s

creativity and innovation and help you tackle

challenges and opportunities in new and better ways.

More engagement and satisfaction: Having new

members who are eager and enthusiastic will boost

your Club’s engagement and satisfaction and make

your Club more attractive and enjoyable for everyone.

Join Us Today!

We hope that you are excited and inspired by this program and that you will join us in making it a success. This is a unique and valuable opportunity for your Club to grow. Don’t miss it!

Thank you for being an Optimist and for making a difference in the world. We look forward to welcoming your new members to our organization.

Let’s spring into optimism together!



1st QUARTER 2023-2024

AL-MS DISTRICT 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.

1st QUARTER STANDINGS ARE BELOW:


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. There is no charge for the Zoom registration.

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



IMPORTANT DATES

TO REMEMBER


FEBRUARY 17

Region 2 Super Zone Meeting

in-person & via Zoom.

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

FEBRUARY 28

Club deadline to submit club

winning essay to District Chair.


MARCH 7

General Membership

Zoom Meeting - 7 pm

MARCH 20

International Day of Happiness

MARCH 23

Club deadline to hold club

Oratorical Contest


APRIL 4

General Membership

Zoom Meeting - 7 pm

APRIL 6

Zone Oratorical Contests

APRIL 15

Second Quarter A&A Report due to

District A&A Chair

APRIL20

Regional Oratorical Contests

APRIL 20

Last day to hold club officer

elections


MAY 2

General Membership

Zoom Meeting - 7 pm

MAY 3 - 5

Third Quarter District Conference

– In-Person and via Hybrid

MAY 4

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 6

General Membership

Zoom Meeting - 7 pm

JUNE 10

District Junior Golf Tournament

Glen Lakes, Foley, AL

JUNE 22 - JUNE 26

106th Optimist International

Convention, Niagara Falls, Ontario


JULY 6

General Membership

Zoom Meeting - 7 pm

JULY 15

Third Quarter A&A Report due to

District A&A Chair


AUGUST 6

General Membership

Zoom Meeting - 7 pm

AUGUST 18 - AUGUST 20

Fourth Quarter District

Conference/Convention

 Mobile, AL and via Hybrid

AUGUST 31

Club deadline to submit

President’s Citation Form to

Optimist International (Online)


SEPTEMBER 6

General Membership

Zoom Meeting - 7 pm

SEPTEMBER 30

Club deadline to submit

Club Pride Report

SEPTEMBER 30

Club deadline to submit

Honor Club Tracking Form to

Zone Lt. Governors


OCTOBER 15

Fourth Quarter A&A Report due to

District A&A Chair

APRIL 20

APRIL 20