In 1996, Big John Livingston (past Gov) started raising a second scholarship for the CCDHH Contest. Optimist International Foundation(OIF) provided two scholar- ships for "hearing" youth but only one for those whose hearing loss was FORTY decibels or greater as certified by a licensed Audiologist.
Funds for the second CCDHH scholarship have been raised by donations from individual clubs and individual members. Initially, OIF recorded all individual and club donations without classification. Since these funds are "designated" for specific purpose not controlled directly by OIF, donors can still deduct them but they do not count toward Lifetime Donations to OIF.
District Policy states the scholarship will only be offered if the funds are available . Members and clubs are the only current source for these donations.
(Original Logo for CCDHH)