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Information for Individual Clubs
The Department of Parks & Recreation has cancelled all community events at the Provence House at this time.The Provence House until April 6th or until further notice.
3/19/20: Optimist Breakfast Meeting CANCELLED
3/24/20: Advocates Optimist Club of St. Madeline Sophie’s CANCELLED
3/25/20: 4:00 Board Meeting–5:00 Foundation Meeting at Vicki’s Home is STILL ON
3/26/20: 7:00 AM Optimist Breakfast Meeting CANCELLED
4/2/20: 6:00 PM Optimist Dinner Meeting CANCELLED
Based on the recent guidelines released by the San Diego Department of Health, President Dennis has decided that the prudent course of action needed to protect the health and safety of our members and guests would be to cancel our Thursday morning meetings until the authorities inform us that it is safe to reconvene. While meetings with less than 250 people are allowed you must still have enough space for each person to remain six feet from each other, which is not practical for our meetings. This is in effect immediately. Look for future thoughts on how we can stay connected until this passes
Imperial Beach will not have its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17. I will be sending a newsletter with club information so we can stay in touch. Im hoping we can meet the first Tuesday in April.Virginia Syverson
|March 13, 2020
With Members distributed across the globe, we are closely monitoring information regarding the recent outbreak of coronavirus, called COVID-19. As this situation has developed, Optimist International leaders have reached several decisions to protect the health of our Members, Leaders, Staff and the communities we serve.
Optimist International recommends that Clubs and Districts follow advisories, guidelines and rules dictated by their local, state, provincial and national health agencies. In the absence of specific recommendations, Club leaders should consider the health of Club and community members, as well as their family and friends before scheduling an event. Emphasize proper handwashing and hygiene to avoid transmission. Avoid handshakes and hugs in greetings and practice social distancing.Effective immediately, all District conferences and meetings should be postponed or canceled through at least April 30, 2020. All non-essential travel (both air and ground) for Optimist International staff, committee members and Board Members is suspended until further notice. Optimist International recommends that District leaders suspend all non-essential travel.Districts may consider holding Oratorical contests via livestream or other remote methods.
Being Optimists, we are planning for a successful Optimist International Convention to take place as scheduled, June 28-July 1 in Schaumburg, Illinois. We are also looking forward to our outstanding Optimist Junior Golf Championship in July 11-26 in Miami, Florida, and our inspiring Optimist Oratorical World Championship, July 15-17, in St. Louis, Missouri. If plans for these change, we will notify those involved immediately.
For more information about coronavirus, including precautions and advisories consult:
Public Health Agency of CanadaU.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWorld Health Organization
Consult state, provincial, regional or local health agencies for specific information about your location.
The health of our Members, Friends and the communities we serve remains our highest priority.