February 2022 Leadership Hotline


What makes you Optimistic... Is it Love?

A son and his father were walking in the mountains. Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself, and screams: "AAAhhhhh!! To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhh." Curious, he yells: "Who are you?" and he receives the answer:

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Happy Optimist Day!

A Special Optimist Day Message from Optimist International President Patsy Garner

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Optimist Magazine, Winter 2022

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Optimism - A Way of Life Optimist Magazine - Winter 2022 Optimist - A Way of Life Click here to read Optimist Magazine online - is now available on the digital platform and online/downloadable PDF.

The Optimist Magazine: The Optimist is the quarterly magazine of Optimist International. The Optimist is published October, January, April, and July.

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Important Links for your Club and Members

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Progams and Activities

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For more information on how to host a local cornhole tournament click here!


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Global Development & News

The latest news from Optimist International Global Spotlight

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The Optimist Club of the Philippines has been conducting a series of webinars for the public on topics related to, Optimist way of life. Sri Lanka's Optimist Club has employed a similar strategy, where it has partnered with other organizations to promote animal welfare.

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Leadership Development Team

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Marketing Corner

How to use hashtags on social media.

Visit our social networking page for more information on hashtags. Hashtags help your content be discovered in on-platform searches and, effectively, reach more people. So we have made it as simple for you as possible to use them over social media.

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Visit The Optimist Social Networking Page Here

The Gift of Branding

Junior Optimist International (JOI)

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Next Monday's With Maya is on February 7, 2022 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm CENTRAL. CLICK TO JOIN

2022 Optimist International Reno Convention


Book your hotel room exclusively at special rates for the 104th Optimist International Convention June 30 - July 3, 2022. Rooms are available as early as June 24 and as late as July 6, 2022 as available. Click Here to make or manage your existing reservations.

Our Foundations

Optimist International Foundation

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Important OIF links and forms for your Club:

Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation

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We’ve Moved! New Address/New Phone Numbers

Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation new address is:

1310 Greene Avenue Suite 700, Westmount, Québec H3Z 2B2  

514 982-1600  877 882-2525

Optimist International Official Suppliers:

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United States and the Caribbean: Shumsky (877) 678-2582 Fax: (800) 414-8943

Canada: Ansell's Awards and Specialties 648 Talbot St. St. Thomas, ON N5P 1C8 1-800-565-7062 519-633-6547

Junior Optimist Golf


Optimist Scholarship and Exemption Opportunity to be Awarded to Five Junior Golfers


Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Scholarship


Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team. Awards will recognize the academic and community service accomplishments of five junior golfers.


Those selected receive an exemption into the 2022 Optimist Championship, tournament entry (includes golf, hotel accommodations and meals and a $1,000 scholarship)


Deadline date April 1, 2022

Click here for details on applying.


For more information about the Optimist Junior Golf program, click here .

Administrative Notices

Important Optimist Administrative Information and Updates Please take the time to:

  • Go over your Club's right to vote
  • Evaluate the Optimist International Bylaws
  • Learn about how your Club can speak out through the convention resolution process
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Finance Department:


REQUIRED FILING: All US Optimist Clubs tax form 990 series - due February 15th


For instructions and forms, please go to the IRS website:

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