Marieroze Holliday, a member of the Towne & Country Optimist Club of San Antonio, passed away April 21st.
Marieroze was the widow of Past Governor Hank Hollyday, was the District Childhood Cancer Chairperson, the District Youth Clubs Chairperson, and a Past Lt. Governor. She was the mother of Zone 5 Lt. Governor Alisa Rodriguez.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Porter Loring Mortuary
2102 North Loop 1604 North
San Antonio, TX 78232
Visitation April 28, 2015
April 29, 2015
Internment to follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
Easter Seals 5K Walk help April 24th in Houston with 23 Easr Fort Bend County and Pearland Optimists braving the storm. They raised $3215.00. This project helps raise awareness and resources for programs of Easter Seals, which help children and adults living with all types of disabilities.
Hill Country Optimist Club
The Hill Country Optimist Club was formed February 18, 2015, sponsored by the San Antonio Optimist Club and the Metrocom Optimist Club. Pictured are the new club officers with VP Jan Oord Graves.
Optimist Club of Pearland
The Optimist Club of Pearland was organized February 12th with 34 new Optimist members. Sponsored by the Optimist Club of East Fort Bend County and the Optimist Club of Fort Sam Houston, the Club was brought in by Field Representative Ron Graves with assistance from Regional Vice President Jan Oord-Graves.
Builders of Excellance were Karen Kovar and Governor Ervin Williams, both members of East Fort Bend, and Fay and Jack Hopkins, members of Fort Sam Houston. All were in attendance, as were four additional members of the East Fort Bend Club.
Towne & Country Social
Towne & Country Optimist Club of San Antonio is having its annual Spring Social on May 9th at 6:30 pm. The event will be held at Christopher Columbus Hall, 201 Piazza Italia, San Antonio.
The fun will include spaghetti dinner, a desert booth, door prizes, both live and silent auctions. The cash bar will open at 6:00 PM. CLICK HERE to read the flyer
Governor Irvin’s Membership Incentive
Period of Incentive: April 13, 2015 through May 13, 2015
For the next month, all have an opportunity to participate in the South Texas District’s Membership Incentive Program. The incentives are as follows:
For All Clubs that are in growth by 5 Members (+5) by May 13th the Club will receive a $50.00 Gift Card.
LOCAL MEMBER INCENTIVE
: For each Local Member that recruits 3 New Members by May 13th, they will receive a Soft Sided Cooler.
SOUTH TEXAS EXECUTIVE BOARD, DISTRICT DIRECTORS, and COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON MEMBER INCENTIVE:
For each Board Member that recruits 4 New Members by May 13th, they will receive a Soft Sided Cooler
The following information must be submitted to Governor Irvin (email@example.com
) by May 14th to qualify for this incentive program:
Sponsor's Name New Member's Name Club
New Members must also be listed on OI’s CRA Report by May 14th. All incentives will be presented at the Second Quarter Conference in Houston May 15th-17th. All Early Registrations to attend this conference must be received by April 30th. The Conference will be held at the Westchase Marriott. The room rate of $89.00 is guaranteed until April 30th, so make your reservations now.
New to the Conference in May is a Children’s Program. The Program will be Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm. All children participating in the Program must be pre-registered by April 30th.
Good luck. Get your incentive. Remember to 'Stay the Course
Optimist International Elections
Optimist International has published the slate of nominees for officer elections which will be conducted online by Clubs in the month of June. Our own Gil Ortiz
is one of three nominees for a three year term on the Board of Directors. Two of the three nominees will be elected. Click here for the full slate of nominees.
Laredo Oratorical Contest
Students participating the in the Laredo Noon Optimist Club Oratorical Contest. From the Laredo Morning Times
ONLINE OFFICER TRAINING
Optimist International's Leadership Development Committee is happy to announce the debut of a new and updated Club President online training course and a brand new, first time ever, Lieutenant Governor online training course. These user-friendly courses feature interactive quizzes and pop-up resource materials. Each user will be guided, step-by-step, through the basic skills and actions needed to be a successful Club President or District Lieutenant Governor.
This online training is not a replacement for the officer training at our District Convention or at the Optimist International Convention. To access these courses go to optimisttraining.org
, create a profile and click on the appropriate course and follow the easy to follow instructions.