Welcome to Ohio Destination Imagination 2016 - 2017!
ACM & RCM Training
January 28, 2017 -- Noon to 4 p.m.
Mount Vernon High School Cafeteria on the 2nd floor
The aerial view below shows the Mount Vernon High and
Middle Schools campus. You will want to use the parking lot(s) in the
lower left hand corner for parking.
From any direction except the south:
Take SR 13 south across the Kokosing River; stay in the left hand driving lane. At the first traffic light, take Mount Vernon Avenue, going east from SR 13. Go to the first traffic light, and turn right to go south onto South Division Street. This is where the pin is on the map below.
Take the first left, going east onto Yellow Jacket Drive; watch the speed bumps. Turn right at the first street, just before the high school. You are now on the street between the 2 parking lots in the picture below.
Use the door (SW corner) closest to the parking lot to enter the building. The cafeteria, where the meeting will be held, is in the approximate area of the light rectangle, close to those parking lots, on the roof of the high school.
From the south, go north on SR 13, then turn right, at the traffic light, going east onto Parrott Street. Go to the end of Parrott Street and turn left and then a quick right into the Knox County Career Center entrance. Go 2/3 of the way around the front loop. The High School parking lot you want is on your right.
Please do not enter through the High School first floor or the Middle School as there will be various other activities throughout the building which you might disrupt.
DII East Tennessee Wildfire Relief Project
At DII, we have long been partners with organizations in the East
Tennessee region and feel a special kinship to the people who have been
hardest hit by recent wildfires.
A key part of Project Outreach is for teams to help people in need in
their local communities. East Tennessee is, in a way, a part of our
local community at DII and for all the many people who have ever
attended Global Finals.
With this in mind, we are announcing a special DIHQ Project Outreach
effort. During the months of December and January, the registration fees
for all teams that register for Project Outreach will be donated to the
Dollywood Foundation's My People Fund. One hundred percent of all
donations to the My People Fund go to families whose primary residence
is a complete loss or is uninhabitable due to the wildfires in Sevier
County. For more information on the fund, visit https://dollywoodfoundation.org.
If your Affiliate (or you personally) would like to participate, we can
collect on your behalf. To participate in this effort, you can send a
check to DIHQ, attention Steve Flaa, indicating that it is to be used
for this purpose.
We also encourage you to remind any team that signs up for Project
Outreach during these months that just by their registration, they are
Dr. Chuck Cadle
Chief Executive Officer
Project Management Survey: Show Us What You Know!
DI has received a grant from the Project Management Institute
Educational Foundation to learn about the skills you gained by being a
DI Team Manager or team member. Please participate in this brief survey
to help us further evaluate our program’s benefits.
Go here for more information an to participate in the survey
TM Tips: Instant Challenge Practice Ideas
As a Team Manager, it can be helpful to provide other Instant
Challenge-like activities to help with team-building and to showcase
different team members’ strengths. Check out these helpful tips from
veteran Team Manager, Annie Rabach.
Go here for more information an to participate in the survey
Does Your School District Require Background Checks for All Volunteers?
The cost for a Complete background check (what will be required for Global Finals) will be $28. The cost for an Advanced background check (what most Affiliates currently doing background checks require) will be $15.
You can read more about VV at www.verifiedvolunteers.com and can also click HERE to view a few short videos that will give you a nice glimpse into how their dual-sided screening platform works.
To find out more and how Verified Volunteers can help your program, please contact:
Brendan Kelly, Partnership Manager, (646) 829.3123
Teams, check out the 2016 - 2017 Destination Imagination Challenge Preview Videos
on the next page
Please check out the most
recent Ohio information...
Check out what's new from DIHQ here
Announcing the 2nd Annual
Ohio DI pin design competition.
looking for ideas/themes/designs for this year's Ohio DI Affiliate pins.
This competition is open to everybody and not restricted to the
residents of Ohio. Individuals, families, and teams or team members are
welcome to submit their designs.
The artwork does not have to be
professionally done....we are primarily looking for themes or concepts.
Rough sketches are fine. Our pin company artist will handle the final
artwork and we reserve the right to make changes or alterations to your
ideas/designs if necessary.
Set designs are preferred but
individual pin ideas are also welcome. Deadline for submission will be
midnight November 30th. No ideas will be accepted after that date. The
decision on the winning design(s) will be made by the Ohio Board and
will be final.
Winner(s) will receive a total cash award of $100, one commemorative plaque, and 3 sets of pins for each person on the
winning design team.
Please keep in mind the DI Copyright and Trademark rules when creating your ideas.
Your designs should be e mailed directly to: email@example.com
Have fun and hopefully we can come up with some fantastic Ohio DI pins for 2017!
If you have any questions, updates or comments on the new web
page, please contact our new webmaster. If you have any questions on Destination Imagination or the new DI Ohio season, please contact us.
Important Ohio Kids for Creativity
Governing Board, Challenge Master, and Affiliate Tournament Dates
Saturday, September 10, 2016 -- Governing Board Meeting from 9:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Delaware First Presbyterian Church, 73 W Winter St, Delaware, OH 43015
Saturday, October 15, 2016 -- Governing Board meeting from 9:30 to noon at Delaware First Presbyterian Church, 73 W Winter St, Delaware, OH 43015
Saturday, January 28, 2017 -
9:30 to noon -- Governing Board meeting with ACMs
noon to 1:00 p.m. Working lunch for Affiliate Challenge Masters and all Regional Challenge Masters
1:00 to 4:00 p.m train all Regional Challenge Masters from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School
Friday, April 7, 2017 -
4 to 9 p.m. Set up for Affiliate Tournament at Mount Vernon High School and Middle School complex for all competition venues.
6 to 7 p.m. Governing Board and Tournament Officials meeting in the Middle School Library. All venues will be locked during this meeting and teams may not be in the buildings.
7:15 to 8:00 p.m. Teams will be able to preview sites and traffic flow patterns
Saturday, April 8, 2017 -- Affiliate Tournament at Mount Vernon High School and Middle School complex. Specific competition venues will be determined sometime after February 1, 2017.
Saturday, May 13 2017 - Governing Board Meeting from 9:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Delaware First Presbyterian Church, 73 W Winter St, Delaware, OH 43015
Using this site
The latest news on all things concerning DI appear through the page links to the left. For information specific to your region click the Region Websites link.
Other important information can be found in our Ohio Regional Tournament Location and Dates link, while Regional, Ohio, and National Links can be found at the left.
Each Ohio Region sets their own yearly calendar for Team Manager Training, Team Registration for the Tournament, Appraiser Training, and the Regional Tournament.
The Region’s web page should outline those important dates and procedures in one place. However, you can find each of those individual deadlines on specific pages throughout this web site.
Please, don’t be caught unprepared and miss one of your Region’s important deadlines!