XXI. Club Hospitality Rooms at District Conferences/Conventions

All club hospitality rooms, or other accommodations serving a like purpose, shall be closed during convention business sessions or training events. Such hospitality rooms shall be coordinated with the governor and be the sole responsibility of sponsoring
club. All costs and responsibility will be borne by the sponsoring club. The district Governor will have the authority to close any hospitality room that is not in good taste or causes embarrassment to Optimist International.


XXII. Convention Program

The convention committee shall prepare through consultation with the governor-elect, the schedule of convention events and meetings for the submission to the district board of directors not less than 90 days prior to the convention. The Governor, through consultation with the governor-elect, shall prepare the agenda and or curriculum for all convention business sessions, leadership development events, forums, and meal service events. The convention schedule and program shall be distributed to all district officers and chairman, club presidents and secretary-treasures not less than thirty (30) days prior to the convention. The convention schedule shall include, as a minimum, the following events:

A. A business session necessary to accomplish the business of the

B. All leadership development events for club and district officers as prescribed by Optimist International.

C. A meal-service event to provide the official International representative with a opportunity to address assembled delegates and spouses.

D. A recognition banquet featuring the installation of new district officers.


XXIII. Convention and Board Meeting Registration Refunds

1. All requests for refunds of prepaid convention or district Board Meeting registration fees may be made orally, or in writing. The meeting chairman prior to the roll call of the first general session must receive all requests for refunds, whether orally or in writing. If the request is oral, written justification, must be submitted within seven (7) days or no refund will be made.


2. The convention of Board Meeting Chairman and the district Secretary-Treasurer will determine all refunds and the amount of refund. The refund will not exceed the amount of the funds that are recoverable by the convention Board Meeting Chairman.


3. Justification for refunds are as follows:


Death in the family

Emergency job conflict


XXIV. Convention Rules

1. The convention shall be composed of delegates as set forth in the International Bylaws, Article X, Sections 4 and 5.

2. To be accredited by the Credentials Committee and eligible to vote on convention business, delegates must have registered at the convention, paid the registration fee, and produced such credentials as may be required by the Board of Directors. The number of accredited delegates of a club shall notexceed the voting strength of the club.


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The Optimist Creed


Promise Yourself …


To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and Prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.