Monday, January 19, 2015

January 26 Meeting

Our next Club Meeting will be held at the Continental Inn, 16625 Stony Plain Road on Monday 6:15pm January 26.  This will be a program meeting and a special presentation will be given by
Lynda McPhee from the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. The presentation will feature injury prevention of all people of all ages. All members are urged to attend and please bring a guest, especially a prospective new member.

Feb 1 Zone Meeting

LG Marvin's next ZONE meeting will be hosted by the St.Albert Breakfast Club, it will be held on Sunday, Feb.1st at 11am. Lunch will commence at that time, followed by our meeting from NOON until approximately 2pm. The meeting will be at the Grandin Clubhouse located at 5 Grenfell Avenue in St.Albert.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2016 Optimist Oratorical Contest

Optimist International and St. Louis University have partnered to host an amazing new enhancement to the Optimist Oratorical Contest and scholarships. Each Optimist District will have the exciting opportunity to send two of their District Oratorical winners to St. Louis to compete with the winners of the Districts in their Region for a $10,000 scholarship. The winners of each Region (8) will compete with the winner from St. Louis University's Global Region for a $15,000, $10,000, or $5,000 World Championship scholarship. There is the potential for a student to win $27,500 in scholarships!


The first annual Regional/World Championship Oratorical Contest is scheduled for Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24, 2016. Please keep in mind that the 2015-2016 District Oratorical contests will need to be conducted earlier than usual to accommodate this timeframe.

With the partnership Optimist International is increasing funding for youth scholarships, giving our Optimist organization a higher profile, and Bringing Out the Best in Kids!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 Optimist Oratorical Contest

Topic: “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press
On To Greater Achievements of the Future'”
Who: Students under the age of 19 who have not
yet graduated from high school or the equivalent.
How To Enter: Interested students must contact
Optimist Peggy Dick for an entry form. They need
to present a 4 to 5 minute speech on the above
topic.
When: TBA Club Contest March 23rd to April
11th/15. Zone Contest April 13th to 25th/15
Regionals May 2nd. District Contest in Great
Falls 15-16 May 2015.
Why: District Prize is a $5,000 Scholarship; split
between the girls and boys contests.


Visit: www.optimist.org for complete details.