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SWIS 3rd Quarter Conference 22-23

SWIS 3rd Quarter Conference 2022-2023

List Of Registered Guests

REGISTRATION CLOSED at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 2, 2023         

Our Optimist Weekend Kicks Off on Friday!  Pre-Registration Check- in for your hotel room as early as Noon on Friday and you and your family can use the water park passes right away!  At 8pm, join your fellow Optimists from all around the District, President & First Lady Penny and Regional VP Rod for Optimist Hospitality Hosted by the Metro Milwaukee Optimist Club!

Super Optimist Saturday! Registration begins at 7:45am. Everyone is invited to celebrate the accomplishments of incredible young people in our District. Cheer on our Outstanding Youth from around the district.  The students will be presenting their speeches during the Oratorical competition at 8:30. Optimist General Session begins at 10:45am, our Journey of Optimism continues with our international guest speakers Optimist International President Bob McFadyen and Regional Vice President Rod McKendrick. Our Celebration Luncheon with the Outstanding Students and their Families, Communication presentation, Foundation Raffle, Award Ceremony, Fun and More!

To Make a Hotel Room Reservation use this link Booking Website:



You Will Want to Make Sure to Be Part of This Wonderful Experience!

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Friday Night:  

  • 8:00-10:30pm Hospitality Suite is Open to All Optimists-Meet OI President Bob & First Lady Penny, and Regional VP Rod

  • 7:15-8:15 Executive Board Will Meet in Conference Center 

  • 8:30 Executive Board will join fellow Optimists for Hospitality following the meeting.

Saturday:  7:00AM-4:00PM

  • 7:00-8:00am Past Governor’s Breakfast

  • 7:45-10:00 am Registration Open for Optimists Convention Ctr. Suite C/D         

  • 7:45am Welcome Room for all Outstanding Students, Families & Optimists 

  • 8:00-8:15 Oratorical Competition Room Doors Open for Audience Seating

  • 8:30 Oratorical Competition 

  • 1045-4:00pm International Day of Optimism “Celebrating Our Members, Our Youth and Families” All Around the District & the World! 

  • We will welcome our Special Guests from Optimist International, our community, and our Special Guests Students & Families.  Extra Special Surprises planned! So exciting!!

  • Join us for and incredible day Packed with Optimism!!!  Bring Your Clubs item or basket for the Optimist Foundation Raffle!  The top 3 baskets gaining the most interest (tickets in the raffle container) will win!  All proceeds from the raffle will be split and donated to the Foundation in Honor of the 3 Clubs!

  • Bring Your Club’s Story Board or display to the conference!  Show off what your club has done this year and in the past.  Share your Club’s favorite projects, programs and fundraisers with your fellow Optimists and Optimist International President Bob, and Regional Vice President, Rod, our Scholarship Students and their families…and even people visiting the Kalahari!  This is a great sharing opportunity, and, you may also find that you’ll get noticed by a future Optimist!  You just might catch the eye of someone visiting the Kalahari and be able to recruit them just by letting them know about your Club with your display! 



       How to Register: 

  1. Register and Pay Online: 
    Online registration is open during the registration dates shown above. When open, use the blue 'Register Online' button to submit your registration and pay online using our secure checkout process. This is our preferred choice as it allows us to manage the registrations and payment much more easily. 

  2. Register Online, then Pay By Mail, Phone, or at the Conference: 
    Register during the open registration dates using the blue Register Online button. During the checkout process - simply select the option to Pay By Mail/Phone, or Pay At The Door.  If you prefer to phone-in, mail, or pay at the door - by registering online you help us plan the necessary conference accommodations, make name badges in advance, coordinate seating and meals based on the number of members and guests registered in advance.

    3.  Just show up: Last minute attendees are always welcome at the door.  (Please note current concerns related to food price increases and supply chain concerns. Registration after May 1 will not be guaranteed luncheon food service).  While we prefer the online process so we can plan based on the number of people registering, we'll always have a door registration person at the conference and welcome walk- ins.

Our online registration process has changed. So if you have any difficulty registering online, please use our Contact Us form. We'll be happy to help you register and see if we need to tweak things to make it easier for everyone! 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!





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