A Message from Dave Osborne, 2016 - 2017 Indiana South District Governor
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. One day, maybe, we will see his dream come true.
I have a dream too. My dream is that one day, all the youth in THE Indiana South District will be served
by an Optimist Club. In the first quarter of our Optimist year, we began to imagine this dream.
Because of your hard work, we are positive in growth. However, there is still a lot of work to be done. We
need new members both young and younger. We need new clubs to serve our youth that are not currently being served.
As we move into the second quarter, we need to challenge ourselves to bring out the Best in ourselves. As
we grow as leaders, so will our clubs. As they grow, so will the membership. Encourage each other to complete the
next steps in the Personal Growth and Involvement program. This is a fun and very useful tool to grow yourself and your club.
I believe, Do YOU?
3rd District Conf.
April 21-22, 2017
Brown County Inn, Nashville
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.
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.
The OPTIMIST CREED
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.
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.