• Oratorical World Championships Students from around the world to compete for scholarships
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Official Suppliers Supplying Optimists with awards, pins, apparel and more
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
Oratorical World Championships1 Youth Clubs (JOOI)2 Official Suppliers3 Welcome New Clubs4 Optimist Junior Golf5 Friend of Optimists6

Sample News Releases for Clubs and Districts

Optimist International has developed a series of news releases that Clubs and Districts can use in connection with their participation in international programs and other activities. Please choose either the .doc or .pdf version. Please note that the .doc version enables users to type their information into fields*, while the .pdf files are for viewing only.

Club News Releases    
Childhood Cancer Campaign    
CCC - General release .doc .pdf
CCC - June is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month .doc .pdf
CCC Walk - Prior to event .doc .pdf
CCC Walk - After event .doc .pdf
Scholarship Contests    
CCDHH - Prior to event .doc .pdf
CCDHH - After event .doc .pdf
Essay Contest - Prior to event .doc .pdf
Essay Contest - After event .doc .pdf
Oratorical Contest - Prior to event .doc .pdf
Oratorical Contest - After event .doc .pdf
Internet Safety    
April is Optimist Internet Safety Month .doc .pdf
Club Activities    
Respect for Law .doc .pdf
Tri-Star Sports .doc .pdf
Youth Appreciation .doc .pdf
Youth Safety .doc .pdf
New Clubs    
New Club Informational Meeting .doc .pdf
New Club Charter .doc .pdf
Fundraisers for New Clubs .doc .pdf
Service Projects for New Clubs .doc .pdf
Other Topics    
Club Honors/Awards .doc .pdf
Community Projects Award Winner .doc .pdf
Endorsed Organization .doc .pdf
Fundraisers .doc .pdf
Hello, My Name Is ... .doc .pdf
New Club Member .doc .pdf
New Club President Announcement .doc .pdf
Event Announcement for Community Calendar .doc .pdf
District News Releases    
District CCDHH - After event .doc .pdf
District Essay Contest - After event .doc .pdf
District Oratorical Contest with 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place scholarships - After event .doc .pdf
District Oratorical Contest with two 1st-place scholarships - After event .doc .pdf
District Junior Golf Qualifying Tournament - Before event .doc .pdf
District Junior Golf Qualifying Tournament - After event .doc .pdf

*If your Optimist Club or District wishes to use its own letterhead, you can remove the Optimist International logo in the document by opening up the Word document, going to “View,” then “Toolbars” and selecting “Forms.” When the “Forms” toolbar appears, click on the padlock, then click on the Optimist logo and delete it. For those using Microsoft Office 2007, click on the Microsoft Office button in the upper left corner, go to “Word options” and then select the box next to “Show the Developer tab in the Ribbon” and click “OK.” Above the document, click the “Developer” tab and then click on the “Protect Document” drop-down menu. Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing.” At the bottom of the new window to the right, click the “Stop Protection” button.

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