Your Optimist District! Bringing Out the Best in Kids! 'Choose Optimism' Like Us On Facebook!
Steven McDanal
Leadership Tools
  Succeeding As A Leader »
Newsletters »
Past Governors »
District Positions Available »
Leaderboard »
Optimist Clubs Youth Programs Conference Plans District Resources
Announcements & Events
2022/23 1st Qtr Conf
Nov 4 - 6, 2022 - Hanover
Residence Inn Arundel Mills See Conf Page for more info

A Message from this Governor

Oct. 2018

« Past Governors

Hello MDSD District optimist, as you may know this year we have a TEAM of past governor's leading our District -1st quarter David Bowman, 2nd quarter Mark Harris (Bill Stone helping), 3rd quarter Ken Bollinger, 4th quarter Dale Hoffert. This was voted on at the 4th quarter conference/convention last year when governor elect Tom Snyder was unable to step into the role of governor due to health reasons, We wish Tom all the best and hope he make's a full recovery and someday can step up to be governor.
We ,meaning the district leadership have already taken steps to fill the leadership roles for the future and will be looking at the members to help fill future roles in the district (WE NEED NEW BLOOD IN LEADERSHIP ROLES NOT THE SAME PEOPLE OVER AND OVER) so think about stepping up you will find it to be very rewarding.

If you are not already aware this is the 100th centennial of Optimist International, WOW we have been around for 100 years that really says something about OUR organization, this is a time to celebrate what we do in brining out the Best in Kids, our communities and ourselves. You know over the last 100 years optimist international has changed with the times and so we must change as well, the time of saying "That is not how we have done it in the past" is over, that is the past we need to look to the future and think of new ways to help the kids. I am not saying that we don't need the past but we must learn from the past and not be afraid to try NEW ideas NEW ways of doing things and NEW projects for the future. These are troubling times we live in and the youth of our communities need us now more then ever before, so I am asking each and everyone to THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX and find new ways and fresh ideas to make this world a better place for our kids, if we do that then I think we can all sleep a little easier at night knowing we did everything we could to make this a better place for our children.

David Bowman
VP Elect Mid-Atlantic Region 19/20
Distinguished Governor MDSD 14/15
"Bee the One"

Slogan: "" One Team, One Dream""

Welcome to the MDSD District website. It is my pleasure to serve as your Governor for the 2017-2018 term. My theme this year is "One Team, One Dream". Every member in our district are an essential part of this team.

Governor's Update


 My Fellow Optimists, 

It is my great pleasure to serve as your Governor for the 2017-2018 term. My theme this year is “One Team, One Dream.” Every member in our district are an essential part of this team. My dream is for our district to be recognized, to be distinguished for all the hard work we do in ‘Bringing Out the Best in Kids.’ 

I have several goals to help accomplish my dream for this year. Our district, its members, its clubs, its zones, have already done so much to help the youth of our communities. Together, as a team, let’s continue to increase community involvement. We can build new clubs, rather it be a sports club, a college club, a club within a club, more JOI clubs. Every club should hold a NOW (New Optimist Welcome) event to carry the message of Optimism forward. It does not have to be the traditional dinner, like in the past. Any event your club sponsors can become a NOW event, just have applications available and members ready to spread the word of Optimism. Let’s reach ever corner of our communities and find those who want to join our team, those who want to help support the youth. 

I want to recognize those team members who go above and beyond in our organization – those individuals who stand out in our district, rather through bringing in members, assisting in building new clubs, or coming up with new ideas for their clubs and district to help bring out the best in youth. 

Most importantly, I want to improve the line of communication to the members of our district. District bulletins will be provided via email and snail mail. Embracing the era of social media, I will be providing a monthly Governor’s message on the MDSD Optimist/District 33 Facebook page. Each week, I am going to send out a message covering different topics in optimism. I want everyone to know what the Optimist organization represents. I’d like to offer an ‘Open Door’ policy to every member in this district. If you have any questions/concerns, or just want to talk about Optimists or any new ideas to help our organization, please don’t hesitate to contact me – 

We have thirty-three Optimist clubs in our District. I want these clubs to act as one unit (team) to help fulfill the dreams of the youths of our communities. To accomplish this, we must work together as one and help each other with all that is involved to accomplish this dream. 

I want to thank you for all that you have done in helping the youth in our community and for all the great achievements that you will accomplish this year in continuing with this objective. 


Bringing Out the Best in Kids! Home | Leadership Tools | Optimist Clubs | Youth Programs
Resources | Conference/Registration | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Like Us On Facebook!  
© 2022 All Rights Reserved | ISADEX Corporation | Stoughton, WI USA