Presentation on theme: "Are you a Player for Optimist in Action Day?. What is Optimist in Action Day? A single unified day to promote the mission and values of Optimism to."— Presentation transcript:
What is Optimist in Action Day? A single unified day to promote the mission and values of Optimism to the public. Introduce your Club to the community! Clubs can participate in any way they choose An existing Club activity can be held or a new one can be conducted
When is Optimist in Action Day? The 3 rd Saturday of October
Organizing an Event Discuss activities your Club already sponsors that could be conducted on Optimist in Action Day Is there a need in the community that is not being met? How can your Club promote Optimism to the local community?
Community Service Sponsor an event that serves and supports youth and the community
Childhood Cancer Distribute CCC brochures Ask local hospital for a “wish list” for CCC and provide one item. Host a public forum to educate community about CCC. Find a local family dealing with CCC and provide dinner.
Citizenship Present local law enforcement officers with certificates of appreciation Flag-raising ceremony Youth in Government or Mayor for a Day activity
Community Improvement Volunteer to pick up trash along a highway or in a local park Plant trees or flowers to beautify the community Clean up graffiti Collect recyclable materials and take to a recycling center
Culture and Education Tutoring Mentoring Reading to Children Spelling Bee Present a scholarship to a deserving student
Health and Welfare Send cards to patients in the hospital Collect canned goods for a food pantry Drug prevention program Visit a local senior citizen center Sponsor a blood drive.
Safety Bicycle rodeo Fire prevention awareness Self-defense class School bus safety program
Sports and Recreation Tri-Star Sports Skills Contest Baseball Clinic Fishing Derby Take your JOOI Club bowling Hold a basketball game versus your JOOI Club or the team at a local high school
Youth Appreciation Present certificates to “Most Improved” students at a local high school Hold a special lunch for students who do volunteer work in the community
Fundraisers Hold an activity to raise funds for a Club program or to donate to another organization
Chocolate Feast and Fashions Conduct a fashion show of pre-owned clothing. The clothing models can be members of the community, including local officials. Chocolate deserts are served during the show. Club sells event tickets in advance.
Balloon Race Sell balloons filled with helium. Attached to each balloon is a message asking the finder to return the card and promising a reward if the returned card is from the winning balloon. Release the balloons. The card that is returned from the greatest distance away is the winner.
Raffle Dinner Club Members can sell tickets at $100 each. Each ticket entitles two people to attend a catered meal, where a drawing is held for cash prizes. Names are announced and posted on a large board as each winning ticket is pulled.
Soup Tasting Contest Invite Members of the community and Club to make different soups and stews to be judged. After the 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd place winners have been awarded their ribbons, sell bowls to the attendees.
Be Creative! Bad Tie Day – Charge Members a fee to come to the meeting wearing loud ties Chores – Offer to do chores for a fee. Board Game Night – Invite people to play and charge an entrance or game fee. Placemat ads – Charge local businesses to place their ad on a placemat that is distributed and used in local restaurants.
Press Releases – Before and After Available on the Optimist website (http://www.Optimist.org)http://www.Optimist.org They are fill in the blank – simply type your Club’s information in the highlighted areas Send to local newspapers, radio stations and television stations Free publicity for your event and your Club!
Discussion What projects are you currently running that could be used for Optimist in Action Day? What projects would you like to run for Optimist in Action Day?