KANSAS DISTRICT - OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL
Minutes of the 4th Quarter District Convention
and District Board of Directors Meeting
August 10,2019 -Overland Park, Kansas
*Governor Kris Kirkes called the meeting to order at 12:00 noon.
*OI Rep Janet Lloyd on membership and awards. She also shared her history.
*First timers Chearie Donaldson and Jeff Bachman were introduced.
*Awards were presented by Foundation Rep Deb Newton and Governor Kris. Governor Kris also handed out awards to members who have 25 years of service or more.
*Governor Kris called the convention to Order.
A report was given by the credentials committee. 10 clubs were represented and a total of 34 votes were available. A motion by Lance Kellenbarger to approve and second by Dale Fox. Motion passed.
Convention Rules were presented. A motion by Charles Galligher to approve a second by Marlene Natoli. Motion passed
The floor was asked for nominations for Governor Elect. None were present.
Governor designate Obermeier presented his team and next year's meeting dates and locations.
Charlie Galligher discussed the policies and what revisions were made after the OI convention. Charlie
moved to approve Dale Fox seconded and motion was approved.
Convention was closed.
District Secretary Obermeier asked for the approval of the 3rd Qtr. minutes. Dan Donaldson, Topeka
made a motion to approve. A second was provided by Ed Bruns, Gardner. Motion was approved.
Financials: District SecretaryfTreasurer Obermeier presented the accountability statement ending June 30, 2019 for review. Finance Chair Galligher shared we were working on an online registration form that would be hooked to Pay Pal.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:04 for Breakouts. Closed with the Creed.
*Break out and Training sessions were held from 2:15 PM to 4:30. Presidents, Sec/Treas. and Lt Governors training was held. Those not attending training had an open forum on the History of Optimist, and a hands-on pastry workshop.
*SUNDAY August 11,2019
At 8 AM we had a Devotional and Memorial service led by Dale Fox.
Breakfast was served.
Dr. Naismith (Bill Nicks) shared how he became involved in basketball.
Governor Kris announced the winners of the corn hole tournament. Charlie and Bert Galligher.
OI Rep Janet and Tom Lloyd thanked everyone and Tom gave a short talk on membership and things
you can do. Governor Kris asked everyone to promise themselves to be positive and motivational.
We closed with the Optimist Creed.