March 31, 2014

8 out 10 Optimist Clubs recommend...

At the Optimist International Convention in 2013, a panel of Optimist Clubs described what makes them successful. Optimist International has now released a video that summarizes their findings. Please take three minutes to watch Optimist Club Whiteboard and read through the slides and discover what 8 out 10 Optimist Clubs recommend.


While all of the video is interesting, I want to draw your attention to at least two of the findings:

 1) Publish a regular newsletter or bulletin. It doesn't have to be much. These days, for certain topics, an email or text will do just fine. The important thing is that everyone is connected to the club, the cause and each other.

 2) Don't re-elect the same officers over and over again. It's easy to rely on the same people; however, doing so prevents others from stepping up to leadership and gives the impression that your club is not open to new ideas. Promote others' ideas and potential and they will take you further along the pathway to your Optimist Club's success.

What would you add to the white paper for a successful Optimist Club? Please share your thoughts in the comments, send an email or use this form to tell us more.

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