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We are currently focusing our attention on the following projects. If you are interested in helping with any of these projects, please contact the chairperson, or one of the committee members.

We need your participation.


Essay Contest Oratorical Contest
Topic:
"The Internet: Today's Evolution or Tomorrow's Menace?"
Topic:
"Cyber Communication: Progress or Problem?"
When:
Due by February 11, 2010
When:
March 13, 2010
Who:
Youth under the age of 19 as of December 31 of the current school year
Who:
Students under the age of 16 years as of December 31 of the 2008.
This contest presents young people the opportunity to write about their opinions regarding the world in which they live. The guidelines require that contestants be under age 19 as of December 31 of the 2008-2009 school year. Club winners advance to the District contest to compete for a $650 college scholarship. Each District winner is automatically entered into the International Essay contest where a panel of judges select the top three essays. Scholarships are awarded as follows: first place-$6,000; second place-$3,750; and third place-$2,250.
As Optimist International's oldest program, this contest allows young adults to gain experience in public speaking, on a pre-assigned topic. The winners at the Club level receive medallions and Zone winners receive a plaque. Districts have the opportunity to provide two $1,500 scholarships or a first place scholarship of $1,500, a second place scholarship of $1,000, and a third place scholarship of $500.
  • Chairperson: Fran Kensinger
  • Chairperson: Debi Dykzeul
Email: frankensinger@yahoo.com Phone 805-602-6151
Email: debi_dykzeul@hotmail.com Phone 805-473-3412
Committee members:
Committee members:
Youth Appreciation Week International Books 4 Kids
When:
Monthly
When:
On-Going
Who:
All youth of your community
Who:
All youth of your community.
Build local students self-esteem! Recognize their talents in the arts, athletics, academics and their contributions to the community. How? By celebrating Youth Appreciation Week! To honor local youth, Optimists have successfully hosted swim parties, sponsored crazy bowls, planned youth lock-ins, chaperoned field trips, and provided funds for school supplies. This program encompasses anything that makes a difference in the life of a young person. We will present this award monthly.
Collection of new and used books for shipment to the Philippines. Click here for Details

Committee Members: Debi Dykzeul

Email: debi_dykzeul@hotmail.com Phone 805-473-3412

Committee Members: Bill Senna, Rich Neufeld
Email: Bill Senna at bill@senna-insurance.com or Phone 805-481-5066