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A Message from Mike, 2014 - 2015 Indiana South District Governor

Dear Fellow Optimists,

Can you believe Spring is here? Seems like just yesterday we were talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. So much has gone on in our district. The district hosted the Tri Star basketball competition in Mill Creek, club Oratorical and Essay contests are being held, regional Oratorical contests have begun, youth recognition events are beginning with our District Oratorical and Essay contests just around the corner. Oh, and we can't forget about the Spring sports programs. With so much more to do!

Our third quarter conference theme is "Chart a Course" for the Kids! We have many activities planned for the Third quarter with the kids. So if you come to the district meeting, I promise you will see youth at their very best.

As many of you know, we have been taking cruises this year during our District meetings. The third quarter will be no different. I have it on good advice, that we will be doing a river cruise this quarter, arriving in Louisville (figuratively). But when we arrive in Louisville, it is Kentucky Derby time. So ladies, wear your finest/fanciest/wildest hat in true Derby fashion.

Lastly, remember that FIRST TIMERS get their reservation and lunch covered by the district. Be prepared to see a truly Awesome conference.

Yours in Optimism,
Captain Mike


The OPTIMIST difference... it's all in our name!

What differentiates Optimist Clubs from any other volunteer opportunity is simple -- OPTIMISM. And Optimists take their upbeat approach and work every day to make a difference for themselves and for the people around them. Optimists are people who believe that through positive action in their communities they can create a better tomorrow. 

Our Mission

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.



Promise Yourself...
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

...Optimist International

Purposes of Optimist International

To develop optimism as a philosophy of life;
To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs;
To inspire respect for law;
To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people;
To aid and encourage the development of youth;
In the belief that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well-being of man, his community, and the world.

Content Updated: 12/30/2014    Coding Last Modified: 8/31/2012