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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, t
ake 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 helping someone.

 

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 $28The 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

Are you a DI Alum? 
Check out the Alumni Council Ambassadors https://www.destinationimagination.org/alumni/

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.


We are 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: fbegun@columbus.rr.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 2017Governing 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. 

Important information
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!