Tuesday, March 27, 2012

April is Internet Safety Month

April is Internet Safety Month and encourage your club to take advantage this program.  here are some new links from Optimist International to support your club's efforts:
If you need any advise on this program do not hesitate to contact me.  I plan to have a workshop at the 3rd Quarter Board Meeting in Calgary and hope you can attend.  We can talk about the success of the Internet Safety Month!
Thank you
Brian Wallace
Internet Safety Program Chair

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Optimist Supplies Online

Late last year, Optimist International announced that the Optimist Supplies contract with the Corral Group would not be extended and new suppliers would be identified for Canadian and US clubs. If you have not found these online resources, here is the contact information:

Canadian Optimist Clubs - can order optimist supplies from OptiPromo.  They offer online ordering inboth English and French.

Contact:  1.855.704.1080 or email info@optipromo.ca

US Optimist Clubs - can order supplies from Optimist Supply.  They offer online ordering of supplies.

Contact:  1.855.664.3506 or 1.314.664.3506

Warning:  the www.optimistsales.com website is still operational but they are not the official supplier for Optimist Supplies.  You should contact the correct official supplier to place your online orders.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2012 3rd Quarter District Conference Invitation

You are invited to the 3rd Quarter District Conference scheduled for May 11-12, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy the hospitality of the Dinner Optimist Club of Calgary and take the opportunity to meet with the District Team led by our Governor, Ted Huber.

Early Registration Deadline: April 5, 2012
Hotel:  The Blackfoot Inn, 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary, AB. ~ Call (403) 252-2253 or 1-800-661-1151 for reservations.
Theme: Welcome to the Dinner Optimist Ranch.
Oratorical Speak-Off:  Don't forget that the District Oratorical Contest speak-off will be held during the conference.

How to Register: Both a "Kids & Companion Programs" are available so you can bring the entire family. Just complete a Registration Form and book your room before they are all reserved!

Submitted by Opt Marilyn Bushell, Dinner Optimist Club of Calgary


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