XXX. Governors-Club Visitations

The Governor shall not be required or expected to visit every club in the district. The governor's club visitations shall be limited, at his/her discretion, to charter presentations of new clubs, clubs may conduct zone meetings and such special events as and to which he/she has been invited. In view of the demand upon his/her time and administration responsibilities, the Governor may delegate or appoint an individual to appear in his/her place and stead on such occasions.


XXXI. New Club Charter Presentations

Joint action of the new club, the new club's sponsor club, and the Governor or the Lieutenant Governor of the zone in the Governor's behalf may establish dates and programs for the charter presentation events of new clubs. The Governor or his/her
appointee shall present charters. In the event of a charter presentation occurring after the end of the administrative year in which the new club was established, the immediate past Governor shall have the prerogative of presenting the charter.



 XXXII Gifts to New Clubs

The district administration shall provide each new club with complimentary club banner, bell and striker, purchased from Optimist International, and shall budget an estimated amount for such purpose annually. (Account 170) (The sponsor clubs are encouraged to provide a gift to the new club, such as the Optimist Creed Banner, name badge and case of the sponsor club.)


XXXIII District Candidate Qualifications Committee Members

The district Candidate Qualification Committee shall be composed of the Governor-elect, and two most immediate and available past Governors, and two members appointed for oneyear by the Governor (Optimist Bylaws, Article XV, Section 3B)


XXXIV. Nominating Procedures (Optimist International Bylaws, Article X)

The committee, prior to April 2, shall receive the names and qualifications of prospective candidates from the clubs within, the zone for the office of Lieutenant Governor, and shall publish qualified candidates for each zone at the 3-quarter board meetings.

In the event a candidate cannot be obtained from within the zone, the committee shall consider candidates outside the zone.

The Candidate Qualifications Committee, prior to July 1, shall receive the names andqualifications of prospective candidates for the office of Governor-elect, shall publish such names prior to the dates of election and shall nominate qualified candidates for that office at the district convention. The committee may consider prospective candidates on its own motion. The committee shall require the following for their consideration and information:

1. A written presentation of the proposed candidate's background and qualifications for the office of Lieutenant Governor.

2. A letter from the club of which a proposed candidate is a member, indicating that club's support of his candidacy.

3. A statement from the proposed candidate's employer indicating his understanding and approval of the proposed candidates anticipated commitment to serve one year as Governor-elect and one year as Governor. If a candidate were self-employed, he shall submit such statement on his own behalf.


XXXV. International Presidents Visitations (Account 360)

The Governor shall provide Optimist International with preferred and alternate locations and dates for such visitation, when requested in accordance with Optimist International Policies pertaining to President visitation. All plans and arrangements for the International President's visit shall be under the direct supervision of the Governor and district administration including the provisions of complimentary accommodations, customary courtesies, and suitable gift or memento of the occasion. The event shall be budgeted and conducted under Accounts 130 and 360, and operated on a break-even basis. All clubs in the district shall be invited to the event. Clubs in the city or area of the visitation, under the leadership of the Lieutenant Governor, may be invited to provide manpower to conduct the event. The Governor and Spouse, a past International or district officer and spouse, or other appropriate individuals shall be designated as official host for the International President and spouse.


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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.