Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership
Dear Club President,

In the summer of 1958, Hugh O’Brian received the invitation that would change his life and the lives of thousands of high school sophomores forever. This was the beginning of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Organization. I have enclosed the complete HOBY Story for your reading enjoyment and enlightenment. I also invite you to visit our website at

Today, HOBY Arizona is stronger than ever with the support of Optimist Clubs throughout the Arizona District. Each year in June, HOBY Arizona conducts one of the best youth leadership seminars available to high school sophomores. This year the seminar will be hosted by Arizona State University – West Campus during the first week of June 2018. World class speakers and in-depth breakout sessions help unlock the leadership potential in each student. Once again we are asking for your continued support of this elite youth organization.

This four day Arizona HOBY Leadership Seminar would not be possible without the support of Arizona District Optimists Clubs. We are seeking your continued support by sponsoring one or more high school students to attend this life changing leadership seminar at a cost of $400.00 per student.

As the Arizona District of Optimist International, HOBY Liaison for 2017-2018 and a member of the HOBY Arizona Executive Board, I look forward to receiving your financial support by completing the enclosed sponsorship form and including your check for $425.00 for each student you choose to support. I am also offering your club the opportunity to invite me to your club meeting as a guest speaker to update your club firsthand about the opportunities HOBY Arizona affords our high school sophomores.

My contact information is below.

Thank you for your continued support.


David L. Godley, Treasurer
HOBY Arizona Corporate Board of Directors
Arizona District Optimist International HOBY Liaison
(928) 502-9252