South Texas District of Optimist International 2016-2017 Governor Carol Hodges

Our District includes 99 Texas Counties, 100,000 Square Miles, Population over 19,000,000, at least 4,500,000 Youths,
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Optimists Forward!

Almost three weeks into the year!  The district is holding strong at #2 on the Leaderboard thanks to the following clubs who have added members since the 1st of October:  Town & Country Round Rock, Huntsville, Metrocom-Live Oak, Bryan-College Station, San Antonio-Town & Country, Fort Sam Houston, Windcrest, Pasadena, and Bellaire. And congrats to the following members who have recruited 5 new members or more:  Alaina Jalufka, Karen Kovar, Joe Smith, and Irvin Williams.  They will each receive an Optimist Strong travel mug.

A working copy of the district directory will be emailed out to the clubs shortly.  Which brings up two points.  First, make sure that OI and the district have up to date information on club officers and that the information for when and where the club meets is current.  Second, the club OIF representative is an important member of the team.  Having that position filled is also one of the new requirements for Honor Club.  Tied in with that is a requirement of the club to make a non-restricted contribution to OIF (amount not specified).  Immediate Past Governor and District OIF representative John Blackwell will gladly accept Dime-A-Day and other donations!

One last thing, if your club did not add a member during the 2015-16 member there is a special incentive for new members that expires 31 October.  If you are not sure if your club qualifies, check with your zone’s Lt Governor, Governor-Elect Gil Ortiz, or myself.  

Optimist Strong!

Carol Hodges

Governor, South Texas