Other Updates from the Optimist International Board of Directors:
At their June 28 meeting, the Board of Directors acted on two pilot programs:
The Board voted to conclude the International Development Pilot Program, effective September 30, 2022. Those clubs developed under this pilot will have a graduated dues increase to bring them into alignment with other clubs in developing nations. Those clubs effected by this change and their sponsor clubs will receive more information about this change in a separate communication.
The Board also voted to suspend the Special Needs Clubs/Adults with Exceptionalities to allow for a special review of this project to determine the efficacy of this program. At this time, no additional special needs clubs will be chartered until the findings of that review have been reported to the Optimist International Board of Directors.
There were several by-law amendments presented at the Annual Business Meeting in July, you can see a summary of those items here:
Outcomes from the Annual Business Meeting