The power of ‘New’ is unmistakable
Monday, December 31, 2012
The power of ‘New’ is unmistakable
Monday, December 24, 2012
Sharing, love, peace and goodwill to all (especially our children)
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Here is a message from our 2012-2013 Governor Lynden Buchanan:
Sunday, October 14, 2012
1. Enter your mentee in the youth competitions – Essay, Oratorical, CCDHH; Provide them with the necessary guidance and coaching even;
2. Take your mentee to club meetings and project activities; Expose them to the great work Optimists do with children and young people;
3. Involve your mentee in a Tri-Star, Respect for Law or Youth Appreciation Week activity; Show them how much Optimists care for their personal development;
4. Sponsor your mentee to attend even one JOOI and/or District meeting; Promote appreciation for meaningful networking and fellowship
5. Give them an Optimist Creed pocket card; Teach them to live by the Optimist creed
6. Host a group of his or her friends at one of the District Youth Forum Initiative; Encourage their right to association and participation in activities that promote good governance and civic affairs.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Ultimate Zone 4 Lyme
Saturday, September 29, 2012
15 West Kings House Rd, Kingston 10
Home Sweet Home..aka, Optimist House
Kicking off at 5:00 in the afternoon...
Optimists having great fun and fellowship for charity.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
|District Convention 2012|
President Janette's summary of the year included work with the basic schools and a homework programme; their participation in the Personal Growth and Involvement (PGI) programme; representation at all Zone and District meetings; and their brave move to be a registered non-profit organisation. Of curse, they are looking forward to the Community Projects Award (CPA) submission of their project at Arnold Road Basic School.
Among those recognized:
PG and International Field Officer, Dr Ron Bourne (OC Spanish Town) who reminded the audience of club members and supporters the importance of service to our children, the value of growing in Optimism, and the significance of fellowship and networking.
PDLtG Margaret Wright (OC West St Andrew) expressed pride and joy in seeing the club grow from strength to strength and making such impact in such short time; and GA Al Johnson (West St Andrew) for being brother, uncle friend and constant guide. Both are credited as Builders of Excellence for their establishment of the OC Kingston Central.
Superintendent, Coke Circuit of Methodist Churches, Rev Bruce Swapp and Mrs Norma Wynter and Camille Fearon, as well as teachers, Ms Veronica Coward and Mrs Eulalee Taylor.
Guest Speaker was Governor Designate Lynden Buchanan (OC Mamee Bay) gave an inspiring delivery on leadership lessons to be learned from wolves and how these may be applied to both our personal lives and the work we do as Optimists.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
International Coastal Clean-up Day 2012 Report
Upon entering the Fort Clarence Beach in St. Catherine, one could see the pieces of garbage lying around waiting to be disposed of properly. With volunteers trickling in and the spirit of optimism kicking in, work started just after 10am.
Approximately 55 volunteers from the Octagon Clubs of WolInternational Coastal Clean-up Day 2012mer’s Boys School, Wolmer’s Girls School, Jamaica College, Kingston College, and Convent of Mercy (Alpha) Academy, Calabar High, Meadowbrook High and Immaculate Conception High schools joined their efforts in cleaning up the Fort Clarence Beach. Two main groups were formed; Team Ackee for the left side of the beach and Team Saltfish for the right. The groups were named after the national dish of Jamaica; Ackee and Salt fish. These groups were further broken down into three ‘crews’; Plastic, Glass and Paper. There was much appreciated assistance from two members of the beach staff.
The highlight of the cleanup exercise had to be the unusual items found. Fan blades, cooking oil containers and household cleaning agents topped the list! By 1:00pm, we had cleaned the majority of the beach. The groups got rave reviews from tourists, business owners on the beach, visitors and workers. One personnel stated that we ‘went where others wouldn't go’.
The day was an absolute success thanks to the efforts of the JOOI community and supportive parents, club members, JOOI Caribbean District executives, as well as the staff at the Fort Clarence Beach. JOOI District Chairperson Lisa-Gaye Anderson had this to say: The turnout was encouraging and confirms that you [volunteers] are truly dedicated to the JOOI movement and what it stands for. As a group we cannot do it all alone, but with our 'little bit', we can feel a sense of fulfillment knowing that, as young persons, we played our part in helping to create a cleaner environment.
Beaming with optimism that the coastal crisis will be someday no more, everybody felt proud and invigorated by cleaning up man-made debris as this was their way in contributing to enhancing the welfare of the whole human race.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
In many ways this conference is more affordable than our trips to (the) Caribbean islands for district meetings - if it’s not in your territory. So, it's an opportunity to get pumped up on some Optimism and to get in some shopping - before and after the conference, of course.
Better news still; the conference hotel is The Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore and the rates are per room per night for up to four persons! So you could be spending about $25.00 per night for your hotel room!! Details regarding reservations at the Optimist rate will be announced soon; but note that the hotel has extended its special rate for two days before and after the conference.
Tampa here we come!
One love… as we make a difference one child at a time!
IVPD South-East Region
Monday, September 3, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
the Miss Lou classic Love Letta.
Friend of Optimist Benny and retiring Sergeant@Arms Clive Savage made sure the comedy had its share of the night and it was just sheer fun to see and hear Jamaican folk songs done in standard English.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
MORE THAN a hundred Optimists from across the Caribbean are expected to bring their special brand of positive living to the tourist town of Ocho Rios, Jamaica this weekend, August 24 – 26. The Optimists will be in town for the 21st Convention of the Caribbean District when delegates will, among other things, review the administrative year of Governor Dwight Phillips and install the 2012-2013 team of Lynden Buchanan.
The weekend is filled with possibilities for delegates to not only grow in Optimism but also have great fun and fellowship. The Governor's reception kicks off the weekend on Friday night with a celebratory Jamaica 50 package of entertainment; and among the highlights for Saturday are the training sessions to be carried out by internationally recognized trainers including Past International Vice President Jim Oliver. The convention will be held at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa. Optimists and friends who cannot make the Convention may join us for a live stream at http://www.livestream.com/oicaribbeandistrict. Caribbean Optimists, thinking only of the best; working only for the best; and expecting only the best.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Here are a few reminders from the DST at this time:
On Saturday evening (August 25) it will be the Installation ceremony for the 2012-2013 administration. Come on out and cheer on GE Lynden and his team as they prepare to take the baton and lead this wonderful Caribbean District to higher heights.
Remember you do not need a pass to attend either of these events if you are staying off property.
CPA Special: There is a new format to submit CPAs and as such a training session will be conducted on Saturday August 25, 2012 at 2-3:30pm. We encourage all clubs to ensure that a representative attend this session so we are fully informed of the changes that are effective for this administrative year.
The fabulous Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort and Spa is still accepting bookings for this weekend; but note that this will be based on availability of rooms.
The Power of One Caribbean District Convention 2012 is all set and we are ready; so...
See you there!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
- JOOI Caribbean District Governer, Tidjan Simpson at CAPE
- JOOI International Board Committee Member from Anguilla, Cordane Richardson, received 15 Ones for CXC.
- JOOI LtG, Jose Vanterpool - 15 Ones and 1 two
- 2nd place - Octagon Club of Wolmer's Boys (Optimist Club of Harbour View)
- 3rd place - Independence City Primary Junior Optimist (Optimist Club of Portmore North)
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