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Welcome to the 2016-2017 Optimist Year!
The Arizona District Optimist International is celebrating 60 years of helping the kids in our local communities all over the State of Arizona!

We continue to be
Super Heroes for Kids!

Congratulations to fellow Optimist,

Mila Besich-Lira!

Mila Besich-Lira the club President and co-founder of the Superior Optimist Club was elected as the Mayor of Superior at the August 30th election.  She was sworn in on September 8th.  Mila attributes her leadership abilities to the inspiration and camaraderie she has gained from being a member and leader in her local Optimist Club. 

Superior is a small mining town of 2,800 people just 60 miles east of Phoenix.  Mila has also served as a member of the local school board for six years. 

Congratulations to the
of Southern Arizona

The Educational Enrichment Foundation, of Tucson, recognized the Optimist Clubs of Southern Arizona as the Organization of the Year at the 18 th Annual Ray Davis Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement Award Luncheon on October 6, 2016.
Have You Made Your Dime A Day Donation for this Optimist Year?
A once a year, Dime A Day donation of $36.50 helps support the Optimist International Foundation. 

The OIF funds the Essay, Oratorical and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarships, as well as the Club Grants.

Just think, if each one of our 753 members in the Arizona District donated just $36.50 this year, our District would support the Foundation in the amount of $27,484.50.  Amazing!

For the price of about 5 cups of coffee, your support can have a major impact.
To Find A Club in Your Area, go to
 Arizona Optimist Clubs
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