Opportunities for Leadership
There are many ways to serve in the District. Review the opportunities for Optimist members and club officers to help shape the programs and services offered at the state level. Â Â Click hereÂ to view district leadership positions.
The GATEway District realizes that its success is driven by its membership, and we are proud that a large percentage of our members currently serve in leadership capacities within the district and at Optimist International. We also understand that if more members are actively engaged in the organization, Optimist International’s policies and decisions will reflect more closely the views of our members.
Typically, members are involved in a progression that often begins with service as a club officer, lieutenant-governor, district committee, committeeÂ chair, and special appointments. Â We encourage you to consider becoming a leader among leaders by volunteering your time and energy to advancing our mission to â€œBring Out the Best in Kidsâ€. Â Â There is no better time than now to disclose your interest in district opportunities. Â
After serving at the district level,Â members will then have the service experience to be selected for placement on the ballot for the elected position of District Governor. The Candidate Qualifications Committee is comprised of senior leadership in the organization and is actively seeking nominees for this office..