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International Board Seeks Input From Members!
As part of their ongoing strategic planning, the members of the International Board of Directors are seeking input from Optimist Club members.  The Board would like to hear your ideas on the direction the organization should go in the near future as well as specific ideas to solve some of the ongoing concerns, such as declining membership.  All ideas are welcome and will be considered as part of the Board's long range planning.  You may send your comments and ideas directly to the Board at
Check Out OI President 2014-2015 Ken Garner's Speech at the International convention.





  To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

  To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

  To make all of your friends feel that there is something in them.

  To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

  To think only of the best, work only for the best and to expect only the 


  To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

  To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

  To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a 


  To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize


  To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to

   permit the presence of trouble.



50 Years and Counting!

 The Arizona Optimist District would like to acknowledge their members that have been Optimists for 50 years or more-

Ron Hochrine-Casa Grande Club #31017

Bill Merodias-Tucson-Uptown #31160

Jim Roberts-Sun City-Youngtown-Peoria Club #31130

JimSmith-Tucson-Foothills Club #31184

Wilburne Stamper- Tucson-Uptown #31160

Bill St. Louis- Tucson-Uptown #31160

Jim Warden-Mesa-Breakfast #31010


Joseph Montoya- Yuma Club #31170

Roland Beeler-Yuma Sunrise # 31135

Jack Norris-Phoenix Club #31085

David Arens-Pueblo Club #31092

Robert Mayhew-Mesa Breakfast Club #31010


Please contact the Arizona District Governor if you or a member of your Club is not included on this list.