***An Important Message to Our NTX Members***
In an effort to elevate and enhance the leadership opportunities of the clubs and members of the North Texas and Oklahoma District, a task force has been created to make recommendations.
After discussions, the task force is recommending a merger/combining of these two storied groups of Optimists.
Under this proposed merger, the Optimist Clubs and all members in the two Districts will be united in Optimism under one name beginning October 1, 2023. Until that unification takes place, each District will continue to operate as they have.
The proposed union will be voted on at the 2022 District Conventions of North Texas and Oklahoma. If the merger is ratified by the attending voting delegates at the 2022 Conventions by BOTH Districts, this task force will move forward with presenting opportunities over the next year for the newly combined District, and making the transition seamless and productive.
If approved, in late summer of 2023, a joint District convention will take place. At that time, a name for the newly combined district will brought before the Joint Convention. Suggestions and input for the name are welcome.
Any questions or concerns with the recommendation may be addressed to the task force chair, Past Optimist President Ken Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org.