Welcome to the Colorado/Wyoming Optimist District

The theme for this year is: Vision 2020

That vision includes raising the awareness of Optimism in our communities. Yes we have plans to grow our membership, but the focus will be on club vitality: Let’s make our clubs so fun and rewarding that the public will want to be a part of it! Clubs are the center of the Optimist universe, and we are here to support and serve you. I’m looking forward to an exciting journey, and to serving you in the coming year.

4/27/2020 COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 restrictions put in place on March 17th have been extended by Optimist International to “at least” May 30th.

We will continue to monitor the guidance of our local and national leaders and obey the guidelines issued in our respective jurisdictions.

Optimists have proven to be resilient during this crisis. Many clubs are continuing to meet virtually. One of the most popular ways to do that is through ZOOM Meetings.

If you are unfamiliar with how to join a ZOOM meeting, here are two easy to follow instruction videos to help get you started:

How to join a Zoom audio/video meeting:

How to host a Zoom audio/video meeting:

3rd Quarter Conference

The 3rd Quarter District Conference has been cancelled,

Oratorical Contest & CCDHH

The Oratorical Contest and the Communication Contest for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) are still moving forward but will be held virtually.

The OI Convention

The International Convention has been cancelled

The District Convention

Currently scheduled for August at Little America in Cheyenne will likely be postponed to the fall. Details to follow.

District Dues

The District will waive 3rd Q dues for all clubs who are current on their District dues.

This crisis will pass and when it does we will resume all of the great Optimistic activities that serve Our Youth, Our Communities and Ourselves.

In the mean time please take care and practice safe hygiene.

DOWNLOAD: OI Reference COVID-19

In Optimism,

Tony Carpenter
Governor 2019-2020
OI CO/WY District
H) (303) 467-0097
W) (303) 431-0770
tonytcarpenter@gmail.com

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