Honor your friends. Show your Pride. 
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We continue the Honor Club assault 

Well here we are with 9 of our 12 months of this Optimist year completed. So quickly this time continues to pass. Looking back this month of June 2015, PNW Optimist Clubs have served youth through numerous Scholarship Awards, Tri-Star Sports Awards, and a variety of end-of-the-year activities in closing schools for the summer vacation. Many are now prepping for and carrying out summer activities like Movies in the Park, Bike Rides, and Parades. That is what being an Optimist Club member is all about and why we must continue to sustain ourselves through the Honor Club model. 

Congratulations to our Honor Club qualifiers to date:
Zone 1 - BC            Zone 2 - ID              Zone 3 - OR           Zone 4- WA
Vancouver North       Middleton Area +10      Lebanon +20              Chehalis-Centralia +4 
  Shore +1                  
Twin Falls +5                  Gresham +5                Fairbanks +2
                                      Jerome +2                       Portland NE +2           Vancouver +2
                                      Caldwell +2                    Beaverton +1               Issaquah +1
                                       Nampa +1                      Newport - Yaquina       
                                                                                    Bay +1                                      

Presently 33% of our District continues to maintain Honor Club status. Zones are as follows: 
Zone 1 BC - 8%
Zone 2 ID - 50%
Zone 3 OR - 38.5%
Zone 4 WA -  50%

The Optimist Club of Lebanon, OR continues to be our Distinguished status leader with Middleton Area, ID striving to join the elevated circle. 

Each Lt. Governor will be working with their zone during July focusing on all clubs at 0 or -1 additions, 16 in all, in order to help them reach Honor Club status. These 16 clubs would increase the District to 68.9%, a fantastic achievement for all. 

Now is the time, if you haven't already, to recognize a club member or community individual as a Friend of Youth. Such recognition is necessary for Honor Club. Use the Community Impact Bundle program as an excellent way to achieve both membership and club qualification steps. 

Now is also the time, if you haven't already, to start and complete your President's Pride report. The President's Pride report is accessed at and gives an annual report to Optimist International of all Optimist Club activities. This annual report can also serve your club as a way to let your community know the impact of Optimism in its community. 


July 9-11, 2015 - Optimist International Convention  in New Orleans, LA. More than 20 PNW District Optimist Club members are registered to attend and participate in valuable learning activities and Optimist International business sessions. 

August 13-15, 2015 - PNW District - Optimist International Convention in Tacoma, WA. This annual event provides Club President-elect and Secretary/Treasurer-designate training, introduces the 2015-2016 District Leadership Team and elects the 2016-2017 District Governor. Current officers and members will be inspired to reach Honor Club status with a special visitation from our Optimist International President Ken Garner and first lady Patsy. Ken will provide motivation for all to achieve excellence for our YOUTH and communities, right here, right now.  Please make your hotel reservations at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites before July 22. (Call 253.383.0146 now.)  The room block will open to the public at that time and rooms will be on a first-come, first-served basis. You don't want to miss out on the fun. 

I, as your present District Governor, will be attending to our PNW District Convention. In additon, I will attempt to visit British Columbia clubs spreading positive words for Youth Activities and advancement toward all clubs' Honor Club attainment. At this point, 8% Honor Club is far below Canadian competitive results or endeavors. 

Calling all real
    F-R-I     E-N-Ds    of    Y-O-U-T-H. 

See you in Tacoma at the PNW District Convention!

Dick Disney
PNW Governor 2014-15

Register now for the PNW District Convention 
PNW District Optimist Convention  Promo

The PNW District will head to Tacoma, WA for the District Convention, August 13-15, 2015. We are honored that we will be joined by International President Ken Garner and First Lady Patsy. Both will be joining Governor-elect Michael Gray with training for incoming officers.

President Ken will have special motivation for all, especially our current members and officers, to help Governor Dick and PNW District Optimist Clubs complete the 100% Honor Club Goal.

Join us for:
  • Coaches Clinic for all incoming Optimist Club and District officers
  • Fun, fellowship and learning with Optimist Club members from around the District
  • Election of the 2016-2017 District Governor
  • Golf with Past International President Ron Thompson
  • Baseball and BBQ with the Tacoma Rainiers
  • Frontier Days at the Old-Timers Breakfast
  • And, of course, a rousing display of what it means to be a real        
                             F-R-I    E-N-D   of    Y-O-U-T-H!!!!

See the full program by clicking here. 
Club activitiespnw optimist international junior golf
The Hillsboro Optimist Club hosted the US PNW District Optimist International Junior Golf Qualifier. Chairperson Chris Hill has advised that four junior golfers will advance to THE OPTIMIST at PGA National Resort and Spa, July 16-31, 2015. Those advancing are: 
Samuel Pyon, boys 14-15
Matt Marrese, boys 16-18
Natalie Gregory, girls 10-12
Lanie Sticka, girls 13-14
Please click on the image (r) to enlarge and view all scores. 

Chilliwack Optimist Junior Golf
Speaking of Junior Golf, the Chilliwack Optimist Club hosted the annual Fred Wellsby Junior Golf Tourney over the weekend of June 28, 2015. Glenda Standeven is shown in the picture (l) awarding a trophy to Mitchell Thiessen. 

In Idaho, the Optimist Clubs of Caldwell and Boise Noon came together to host a cookout for the HOBY Leadership Program. As you can see, the students are a colorful crew!
Caldwell Boise Noon Optimist Clubs host HOBY

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Officer election reports are needed now
This is your reminder that we are looking forward to hearing the results from your Optimist Club's election! Please complete your election and report the results so that your new leaders may be personally invited to the PNW District Convention. Find out more here.
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