Hello fellow Optimists,
This is a reminder that our 2nd District Meeting at Feather Falls Casino in Oroville is next weekend, Feb 16-18thOn Saturday evening, we will be having the Awards Banquet to honor Club achievements for the 2016-17 Optimist Year. If you would like to go to the dinner and haven’t made a reservation, please contact Richard Jimenez, ASAP at rjjimenez@comcast.net  It will be Immediate Past Governor Phyllis’s final event to wrap up her year, so please help us have a good turnout to recognize the great work done by her and our Optimists during the past year. If you have not registered, a form is attached or you may register when you arrive at Feather Falls. Either way, to better prepare, let Richard know your plans.

On Saturday, Jim Pekny, our OI Western Region V.P will be joining us to lead a discussion on becoming better Club and District leaders. We also want to offer suggestions and hear your ideas on developing our membership and on new ways to change the dynamic to build special community interest Optimist clubs in communities in our District.
We will also have two presentations by youth organizations, sponsored by Optimist Clubs – Boys & Girls Club of Oroville Robotics & Playmakers of Sacramento.
Here is a schedule of events for the weekend:
          Schedule of Events
Pacific Central District 2nd Meeting
Feather Falls Casino Oroville- CA
(All Activities held in the Silver Moccasin Ballroom)
Friday Feb. 16
2-6pm — Registration
4-10pm — Hospitality Room
6-7pm — Finance Committee Mtg
Saturday Feb. 17
9am-12pm — Registration
8:15-9:15am — Executive Committee Mtg
9:30am-10:30am — General Business Session
10:45-12:15 –“Catch a Rising Star” – Leadership Development, presented by OI Western Region VP, Mr. Jim Pekny
Lunch on your own (Past Governor’s Luncheon in Brewery restaurant)
1:15-1:45pm — New club building discussion/alternative clubs built around community youth organizations
1:45-3:15pm – Presentations by Boys & Girls Club of Oroville, Robotics/Playmakers of Sacramento –
Organizations sponsored by Optimist Clubs
3:30-4:00pm – Exclusive Optimist Member tour – Feather Falls Brewery
4:00-6pm — Hospitality Room
6:00-8:30pm – Governor’s Banquet – 2016-17 Club Awards; Special guest Jim Pekny OI
8:30-10pm — Hospitality Room
Sunday Feb. 18
9-11am – Friendship Breakfast – Optimist Foundation & Childhood Cancer Raffles
And remember being we are at a Casino – lots to do, gaming, live entertainment, a visit to the Feather Falls Brewery, located in the Casino…and there is even a poker tournament there next weekend. Please see their website for all that they offer – featherfallscasino.com
Our hosts for the meeting the Optimist Clubs of Oroville and Chico are looking forward to having you come for a great weekend of Optimism & Fun. I hope you plan to be there!
Thank You
Tim Reardon, Governor
Pacific Central District
District Meeting at Feather Falls Casino in Oroville

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