Monday, June 28, 2010

SAD News

It it with a heavy heart that we regrettably have to inform you of the passing of two Optimist friends: Marion Kreller and Alex Wilson.

Marion Kreller, wife of Optimist Glen Kreller, from St. Albert, passed away on Wed., June 23rd, after a battle with cancer. Marion was a past member of the St.Albert Breakfast Club and a friend to all who had the greatest pleasure of knowing her. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 3rd in St.Albert at the Connelly-McKinley Funeral home on Muir Drive.

Suddenly, on Saturday evening, June 26th, Past District Governor Alex Wilson, of Regina, passed away. Alex was truly an Optimist who lived the Creed and as fine a person as you could have as a friend, a friend you could always count on. A memorial reception will be held in Regina, Monday, July 5th from 2pm - 5 pm at the Regina Inn, Wascana Room, 1975 Broad Street, Regina, SK, S4P 1Y2.  The internment will be at Foxleigh, SK on the Labour Day weekend.  Alex's obituary can be found online at: or in the printed version of today's Regina Leader-Post.

Our condolences go out to these families and we ask you to keep them in our prayers during this difficult time.

Originally submitted by Gov Darryl Sim and DST Patti Welling

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Annual District Convention


Early registration is still available until July 1, 2010.  You can pay by cheque or credit card.
  • Send a cheque to the Breakfast Optimist Club of Bozeman, PO Box 331, Bozeman, Montana, 59715 including a completed Registration Form before July 1, 2010.

  • Pay by Credit Card:  The Holiday In will take your credit card for rooms, convention registration, golf and children programs.  Call KAT @ (406) 587-4561 ext 402, she is the only person who can help you.  You MUST send your Registration Form to the Breakfast Optimist Club of Bozeman, PO Box 331, Bozeman, Montana, 59715 and mark the form paid by credit card before July 1, 2010.
If you are planning to make use of the early registration, make your reservations and submit your paid registrations as soon as possible.

The Breakfast Optimist Club of Bozeman, Montana, is excited about hosting the District #13, 2010 Convention at the Holiday Inn. Our pre-planning and reparation convention committee has developed a program that we are certain you will enjoy and remember for years to come.

You can plan on participating in:

  • Meet & Greet with IO President Mark Shriver on Thursday evening.
  • Famous Pitchfork Fondue will be held at the Optimist Bozeman Pond on Firday evening.
  • Business Meetings and Workshops will be held on Friday and Saturday.
  • Saturday Mountain Man Breakfast open to everyone including the kids.
  • Saturday Evening Governor’s Banquet - Come celebrate the last official district meeting of
  • Governor Darryl's year and the introduction of Governor-elect Tim and his team for 2010-2011.
  • Kids and Companions Programs to keep our family members entertained.
  • Annual Golf Tournament get your clubs ready!
Your travels to the Bozeman area will take you through some of the most historic and scenic territory to behold. A mix of prairies, mountains, wildlife, and wild rivers will tempt you to see the Conestoga wagons and buckboards of westward-bound frontiersmen and women.
We have a complete Registration Package with lots of details for you so you can start planning and booking your rooms.
After the convention, stay with us for a while. Visit "" to get all the information you need to pre-plan your extra time with us.
Bring the kids, grandkids, the whole family for an experience you won’t forget. YOU WILL REMEMBER WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN IN 2010!!
Welcome to Bozeman, Optimists!

Dennis Farnham,

Monday, June 14, 2010

FOO Challenge

Fellow Optimists. Your Governor and you have been challenged! The Governors of the other Districts in our Great Plains region have dared to say they can find more new FOO members than we can before August 31. Even though we are leaders in FOO members they think they can trounce us. Obviously they don’t know how the AMS&NW District reacts to a challenge. Let’s show them who we are.

Darryl Sim
AMS&NW District 13

More Information:

Friend of Optimists (FOO)

Individuals can show their support of Optimist International by becoming Friends of Optimists. A Friend of Optimists may be someone who does not have an Optimist Club in their area, or they may not have time to dedicate to a local Optimist Club. Optimist Clubs can also bestow a Friend of Optimists membership on a community member who has shown great support for the Club. To learn more, check out the Friend of Optimists Brochure and read the Frequently Asked Questions. To apply for membership online, click here.


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