XV. Conference/Convention Budget and Finance Report (Account 120 and 350)


The conference/convention budget shall be prepared and approved as a supplement to the district administration's annual consolidated budget and shall be based on statements of receipts and expenditures and audits or previous meetings. The statement of meeting receipts and disbursements shall be prepared by the convention chairman, governor and district secretary-treasurer, as applicable, and shall be included in the district's annual financial statement.


XVI. Conference/Convention-Complimentary Registrations

A. The incumbent Governor, Governor-elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and spouses shall receive complimentary convention and board meeting registrations and such shall be anticipated in the meeting budget along with accommodations when complementaries are unavailable from the meeting hotel.

B. The president and Secretary-Treasurer of any new club chartered since the last district board meeting or convention shall receive complimentary registration at the next district board meeting or convention.


XVII. International Representatives

The official International Representative to the annual convention and other meetings shall be provided with complimentary registrations and hotel/motel lodgings of suitable character for the representative and spouse and such shall be anticipated in the meeting budget.


XVIII. Convention Duration

The annual convention shall not exceed four days in duration, beginning on a Thursday and ending on the following Sunday, including all business training and social activities.


XIX. Flag, Creed and Banners

It shall be the policy of the district administration to display at all the district meetings the appropriate national flags, the district's banner and the Optimist Creed banner in the room in which the general session business is conducted.


XX. Gifts-Mementos (Account 450)


It shall be the policy of this district to present a gift and/or memento to the retiring Governor, Secretary-Treasurer and to the official International representatives, the cost of which shall be reasonable and within the approved budget.

The immediate past Governor shall be responsible for the selection of such gifts or mementos to the retiring Governor and Secretary-Treasurer and the Governor shall be responsible for the selection of gifts or mementos to the International representatives.





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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.