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House of Optimism at the Arizona District Meeting!


What is the House of Optimism? 


The House of Optimism will be an area set aside at the District Meeting for Clubs to fundraise or promote their Club activities.  Bring your brag board or memory/scrap book!


It works like this, your Club has something to sell, examples are t-shirts, candy, gas cards, whatever, you use for fundraisers. You register for a table, and your Club comes to the meeting with your items or your brag board, or whatever.  You may share a table with another Club, if you want.


District Chairs are welcome to a table also!  Bring your handouts for A & A, CCC, Essay Contest, Oratorical Contest, etc., and place them on the Committee Information Table.


 There are rules. 


-Set-up starts at 7:30 am on Saturday. 


-The HOO is open until the close of the last breakout session on Saturday.


-You must arrange for the table in advance.  Contact by the Wednesday before the Conference.


 -Your Club is responsible for the table, including staffing, set up, tear down and security of the monies and goods.


–If your Club is selling something that doesn’t require the entire table, or marketing something like an upcoming golf tournament, etc., you may share the table with another Club.


-You must confine your selling and marketing activities to the predetermined House of Optimism area.  If you are caught selling outside the area, you will be given 1, and only 1 warning to stop.  If you do not stop, your Club will be ejected from the House of Optimism for the duration of that Conference. 


-You, and any one working at your table, must be registered for the meeting/conference.


The HOO will be set up for the 2 nd Quarter meeting in Phoenix. Make your plans for your Club Fundraising/Bragging Table and make this House of Optimism a fun time!


For more information, contact Nova Sipe,


The White Mountains Club decided that

they have the expertise to

manufacture them if there is

enough interest to warrant

the effort.

The club has not yet put a

price on them because the price will depend on how

many are ordered.

If you are interested contact either

Denise Ball at (928-537-0821) or

Mike Toepper at (520-260-4529).


Make your plans to attend the

Arizona District Fourth Quarter Conference and Convention

August 18-20, 2017

Held at the Prescott Resort and conference Center in the cool pines of Prescott Arizona.

Come for the Installation of the District Officers for the 2017-2018 Optimist Year, the Officer Training, the fun of visiting with your fellow Optimists, and enjoy the District Golf Outing and/or the Optimist Trekkers Hike on Friday.

The hotel is a beautiful facility.  The Town of Prescott has fun things to see and do,  shopping and good food !

For more information and to register

click here.


Prescott Resort and Conference Center


Group Rate Deadline:  July 28, 2017

Group Rate Code #G8832  $99.00+tax

Upgrades available.

Extra Special Guest Presenter

Filmer (Fil) Kewanyama

     Filmer (Fil) Kewanyama lives by the Hopi proverb “time isn’t used, it is experienced”. Fil is an accomplished Hopi artist and storyteller. He is a retired US Army veteran after spending 21years as an Infantryman and teaching others as a senior military ROTC instructor at the University of California-Davis. He received his Associate of Science degree from Yavapai College in Applied Sciences, Graphic Design. He gives back to the community by being an advocate for the veteran community. He volunteers at the Northern Arizona VA helping other veterans navigate the system. He is on the Board of Directors for the Smoki Museum and for the US Veterans Organization. He was recently awarded 1st place in the Veteran’s Arts and Crafts competition at the national level for his painting Homage to the Hopi Code Talkers. Fil is an avid hiker and supports the Optimist Club of Yavapai County.

      Fil’s topics for his presentations will be Hopi Culture and History and How Hopi Culture Parallels Optimism