District Newsletter

This District publishes a newsletter on a regular basics.

Club Newsletter Competition.

Club newsletters sent to the District Newsletter Chair will be eligible to receive the THE NORTHSIDE TROPHIES AND AWARDS TROPHY .

Newsletters will be judged based on the following criteria.


  • Masthead consistent monthly and includes Club Name
  • Date of Newsletter
  • Optimist Logo and/or Club Logo or District Logo
  • President’s Name
  • Secretary’s Name


  • Club Committee Reports i.e. Publicity Report; Program & Fellowship Report; Youth Activities Report
  • International President’s Logo and/or International InfoDistrict Information
  • Zone Information
  • Interclub Information
  • Club Information


  • No spelling errors
  • Easy to read
  • Good use of white space
  • Graphics i.e. Clip Art, Photos, News clippings, etc.
  • Use of Optimist Logos throughout bulletin/newsletter
  • Overall Appearance
  • Coming Events – is the information well ahead of the event
  • Humour in good taste
  • Recognition of Club members i.e. special dates and/or occasions
  • Optimist Creed
  • Club Executive /Committees

Because a number of clubs do not put out a newsletter/bulletin in July and August, these two months will not be judged.  A random picking of three monthly bulletins for each club that has submitted a newsletter/bulletin will be choosen for judging (excluding July & August).  Please be sure to include your Club name in the Subject line of your emailed newsletter/bulletin.

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