Recognition and Awards

International Awards

 

These awards can be found on the web at: www.Optimist.org then . query Recognition

A. Club Recognition

  1. Bringing out the Best” Club (banner patch then year bar thereafter)
    • Complete at least two service projects a year
    • Complete and submit President’s Pride Report
    • Be current on District and OI dues
    • Add at least two¬†members
    • Conduct a Membership Recruitment Drive (i.e.: NOW Program)
    • Recognize a Club member or local community individual
  2. Honor Club (banner patch, year bar with Club President’s name and year; thereafter a year bar with Club President’s name)
    • Complete at least three service projects a year
    • Complete and submit President’s Pride Report and Club Officer Elect Form (COER)
    • Recognize a Club member or local community individual
    • Grow Club by net plus 3 in membership
    • Appoint a Club Foundation Representative and make a non-restricted contribution to the CCOF
    • Conduct a Membership Recruitment Drive (i.e.: NOW Program)
    • Club President, Club President-Elect (or two Designees) attend District Convention (or two other District meeting/conferences)
    • Be current on District and OI dues
  3. Distinguished Club (watch for club President and secretary and/or treasurer, a banner patch with the Club President’s name; thereafter a year bar with club President’s name and watch)
    • Meet Honor Club Criteria plus:
    • Net of +15 in membership OR Charter a New Club OR Increase by Net +8 and build two or more JOOI Clubs

B. District Recognition

  1. Distinguished Lt. Governor: (Desk clock)
    • All Clubs in zone are honor clubs OR
    • Net plus one in membership and charter one new Club
  2. Distinguished Governor: (Governor’s Ring plus a District banner patch with the Governor’s name and year)
    • Grow District by net plus 1 in membership
    • District to build at least one new Club
    • All Clubs are current on District and OI dues (all financial obligations paid by September 30)
    • All reports filed with Optimist International in a timely manner
  3. Distinguished District Secretary Treasurer: (“Bringing out the Best in Kids” logo folder with ink pen)
    • Be current on District and OI dues (all financial obligations paid and/or submitted by by September 30)
    • All reports filed with Optimist International in a timely manner
    • Grow District by net plus 1 in membership<
    • District to build at least one new Club
  4. Governor Pacesetter Award (pen/pencil set given at convention)
    • 2016
    • District to build at least two new Clubs in first six months of fiscal year
    • Build one new adult Optimist Club, either personally or built by a Club in the District

Midwestern Ontario District Recognition

Member Awards

A DISTRICT “Optimist 4 Youth and Communities” AWARD will be presented to each of the first ten members who sponsor a member between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016, and the Club Roster Adjustment(s) received by Optimist International on or before September 30, 2016.

A DISTRICT “Optimist 4 Youth and Communities” AWARD will be presented to each member sponsoring five (5) new members between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016, and the Club Roster Adjustment(s) received by Optimist International on or before September 30, 2016.

THE GOVERNOR NATE GINGERICH TROPHY (District Leadership Award) will be presented to the individual who best exemplifies leadership abilities in the District and who also contributes to the growth of the District.

THE GOVERNOR MARGIE SHEPHERD TROPHY will be presented to an individual on the District Convention Team who has supported the planning and direction of the convention through their hard work and abilities.

THE PYRAMID AWARD will be presented to the individual who has shown dedication to our organization through their dedication and service to Optimist International, our District and their Club during the “Optimist 4 Youth and Communities ” Optimist year.

CORNER STONE AWARD: The Corner Stone Award has been donated in honour of the long and outstanding service and dedication of Past Governors Pat Rehkopf and Ab Flood. Those nominated for this award should exemplify these individuals by their own dedication to our organization through continuous years of service to Optimist International, our District, and their club.

GOVERNOR’S AWARD (In memory of our friend, Past Distinguished Governor Pat Rehkopf, recognizing the work, dedication and leadership supporting the Governor in reaching the District Goals) is presented to the Midwestern Ontario District Optimist(s) who exemplifies the 2015~2016 District theme “Optimist 4 Youth and Communities”.

Club Awards

A DISTRICT “Optimist 4 Youth and Communities” AWARD will be presented to each club that sponsors a new club and has it organized by September 30, 2016.

A DISTRICT “Optimist 4 Youth and Communities” BANNER PATCH will be presented to each club that adds five (5) new members between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016, and the Club Roster Adjustment(s) received by Optimist International on or before September 30, 2016.

A DISTRICT “Optimist 4 Youth and Communities” BANNER PATCH will be presented to the top club in each Zone that achieves the highest points in the Achievements and Awards Program (A&A) as of September 30, 2016.

A DISTRICT “Optimist 4 Youth and Communities” NET+1 AWARD will be presented to the top club that achieves a NET +1 in membership between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016 and the Club Roster Adjustment received by Optimist International on or before September 30, 2016.

A DISTRICT “Optimist 4 Youth and Communities” AWARD will be presented to each club with fewer than 20 members on October 1, 2015, that achieves 20 or more in membership by September 30, 2016 and the Club Roster Adjustment(s) received by Optimist International on or before September 30, 2016.

A DISTRICT “Optimist 4 Youth and Communities” BANNER PATCH will be presented to each club that sponsors a JOOI Club and has it organized by September 30, 2016.

THE GOVERNOR EDEN SNYDER TROPHY (Achievements and Awards) will be presented to the club that stands first in total Achievement and Awards Program points in the District on September 30, 2016.

THE STEWART MACDONALD TROPHY (New Club Building Memorial Award) will be presented to the club that organizes the first new club in the 2015~2016 Optimist Year.

THE GOVERNOR HUGH GOODFELLOW TROPHY (Membership Award) will be presented to the club with the largest net increase in membership between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016.

THE GOVERNOR JACK MAHONEY TROPHY (Largest New Club Building Award) will be presented to the club that organizes a new club with the most charter members in the 2015~20153 Optimist Year.

Scrap Book

THE GOVERNOR DALE DUFFIELD TROPHY (Scrapbook Award) will be presented to the winner of the club scrapbook contest for clubs with 41 or more members.

THE GOVERNOR CLARKE McLEOD TROPHY (Scrapbook Award) will be presented to the winner of the club scrapbook contest for clubs with 40 or fewer members.

Newletter

THE NORTHSIDE TROPHIES AND AWARDS TROPHY (Best Overall Club Newsletter) will be presented to the overall winner of the club newsletter contest. Winners in each of the four categories (75+, 41 – 74, 40 or less members and new club) will receive a plaque.

Club Presidents

A DISTRICT “Optimist 4 Youth and Communitiesaward will be presented to each Club President or their designate who attends ALL four Quarter Board meetings between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016.

THE GOVERNOR JIM NOTHER TROPHY (Leadership Award¬†“Club President”) will be presented to the Club President who has demonstrated outstanding leadership within their own club and who has contributed to the growth in our organization.

Lt. Governors

A DISTRICT “Optimist 4 Youth and Communities” AWARD will be presented to the top three (3) Lieutenant Governors achieving the most Honour Clubs between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016.

MWO District Achievements and Awards (A&A) Program

The District Achievement and Awards Program is designed to recognize those clubs that meet and/or exceed the expectations and obligations of Optimist International and Midwestern Ontario District.

Optimist International will provide a banner patch to the club earning the highest points in the District. For the Club achieving the number one position for the first time, O.I. will provide a banner strip and year flag for their club banner. In subsequent years, winning Clubs will receive a year flag only.

The District will present the following awards:

Governor Eden Snyder Trophy

will be presented to the club that stands first in total District Achievement and Awards Program points in the District for the year as of September 30, 2016.

Zone Winner Banner Patch

will be presented to the club in each Zone that achieves the highest number of points in the District Achievement and Awards Program as of September 30, 2016.

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