Message from Governor Gil

Final 30 Days of Go Beyond the Boundaries II

Having completed the Fourth Quarter District meeting, we left the city of Round Rock with much Optimism. Our thanks to Diane Melcher and Connie Tarvin and the members of North Austin Optimist Club for hosting a very successful hospitality as well as providing the necessary help in all aspects of the meeting.

We still have the last month of September 2018 to help President Nick achieve his goals and keep our District in the rightful place as one of the elite Districts in Optimist International.

There are several clubs that need that extra push to finish as an Honor Club and there currently Three Clubs that will be Distinguished.  In the membership presentation at the Fourth Quarter Meeting there were twenty-nine (29) individuals that volunteered to bring a new member.  If all the pledges come true, we will erase our negative deficit and be on the plus side the membership category. I will contact our Lt Governors and have them contact the clubs in their zones and encourage them to have NOW programs, as they have proven to work and are a vital part in our recruitment of New Members.

Last year Governor Carol and I put a plan into action to increase the membership in the last quarter and it worked as it assisted her in ending the year as a Distinguished.  I would like to repeat those incentives this year.  For any member that recruits Five (5) new members, he or she will receive a Go Beyond the Boundaries Shirt and have their dues paid for next year to become a Dime A Day Member.

Lets not forget the current incentive, whomever brings in a New Club will have their registration paid at next year International Convention to be held in Louisville.


Again, let me thank everyone for the assistance provided this year, and remember let us take ourselves seriously and have fun doing the exceptional work of BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN KIDS

2017-2018 Governor Gil Ortiz

Our District includes 99 Texas Counties, 100,000 Square Miles, Population over 20,000,000, at least 5,000,000 Youth,
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