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Optimist International Leadership Development. Club Presidents-Elect Seminar. Part 6. Service to Youth. Presidents Elect. Service to Youth. Service represents the impact that an Optimist Club can have in the lives of young people in their community. Service to Youth.

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Optimist International Leadership Development

Club Presidents-Elect


Part 6

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Service to youth

Service to Youth

Presidents Elect

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Service to youth1
Service to Youth

Service represents the impact that an Optimist Club can have in the lives of young people in their community.

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Service to youth2
Service to Youth

Optimist are motivated in the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people and in the betterment of the community.

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Service to youth3
Service to Youth

A good service project will reflect the interest of the club members and the needs of the youth and community.

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Service to youth4
Service to Youth

Optimist endorsed service projects

give you access to planning and promotion materials and other Optimists to build an impact!

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What are the optimist international sponsored service projects
What are the Optimist International Sponsored Service Projects?

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Optimist international sponsored service projects
Optimist International Sponsored Service Projects

  • Youth Clubs (JOOI)

  • Youth Appreciation

  • Essay Contests

  • Oratorical Contests

  • Respect for Law/Promotion of Non-violence

  • Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (OIJGC)

  • Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)

  • Tri Star Sports Skills Contest

  • Youth Safety Program (including internet safety)

  • Childhood Cancer Program

  • IKeepSafe – Faux Paw the Techno Cat

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P g i

P. G. I.

Personal Growth & Involvement Program

P.G.I. is your passport to personal development, increased member involvement and club growth. Participation in P.G.I. offers members the opportunity for personal growth while working at their own pace. It will also provide fresh ideas for club meetings.

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Benefits of the personal growth involvement p g i program
Benefits of the Personal Growth & Involvement(P.G.I. Program)

  • Allows club members to be recognized and appreciated for personal and professional accomplishments.

  • Gives members an opportunity to participate in long-term club involvement while learning more about Optimism.

  • Gives each member the personal responsibility for his/her involvement in the club’s activities.

  • Offers personal growth opportunities to each member.

  • Provides members with club meeting, membership recruitment and retention ideas.

    The P.G.I. Program offers every member the opportunity to grow personally and

    learn more about Optimism while advancing through ten levels of involvement,

    personal growth and achievement.

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10 levels of involvement and recognition participate at your own pace

Level I - Bronze

Level II - Green

Level III - Burgundy

Level IV - Blue

Level V - Black

Level VI - Purple

Level VII - Gold

Level X - Lapel Pin

10 Levels of Involvement and RecognitionParticipate at your own pace

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Growth/New members

Knowledge of the Organization

Personal Growth/Self Development


Elements of P.G.I.

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How P.G.I. WorksRequest a Passport from your district director of personal growth or call the International Office at 1-800-500-8130, extension 242. Your district director of personal growth serves as the administrator of the program in your district.continued

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How P.G.I. Works continued

  • Use your passport to record the completion of requirements for each level.

  • All activities at each level through level seven must be attested to by your

  • club secretary-treasurer or president in the passport. Levels eight, nine and ten must be attested to by your lieutenant governor or governor.

  • As you complete levels one through seven have your passport signed by the club secretary-treasurer or president, and for levels eight, nine and ten have your passport signed by the lieutenant governor or governor, who should forward the P.G.I. Recognition Form to the district director of personal growth.

  • Round colored tabs (which fit behind your lapel pin) representing the level attained will be distributed upon completion of each of the first seven levels.

  • A lapel pin will be presented at the International Convention by the International President upon completion of Level ten. Tabs are sent to the club from the district director of personal growth upon receipt of the P.G.I. Recognition form.

  • A Presidential Certificate of Personal Growth will be given to each member upon completion of the seventh (gold) level.

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Club p g i tracking form on the form complete club member member name
CLUB P.G.I. TRACKING FORMOn the form complete:CLUB # __________ MEMBER # __________MEMBER NAME _____________________

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Level 1 bronze
Level 1- Bronze


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Level 2 - Green


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Level 3 - Burgundy


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Level 4 - Blue


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Level 5 - Black


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Level 6 - Purple


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Level 7 - Gold


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Level 8

Levels 8, 9 and 10 requirements must be accomplished after October 1, 2000.

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Level 9


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Level 10


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