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Gov. Mark Wilson

A Message from Mark Wilson, 2017 - 2018 Indiana South District Governor

Hello Indiana South Optimists. It's that exciting time of year when we gather for our annual convention. Be sure to come to Lawrenceburg as we conduct business, train officers, renew acquaintances and learn more about serving our kids and communities. The Arrangements and the LDC folks have worked hard to put together a strong agenda and fun meeting.

New this year is a registration package option that will save a little money. So you are able to tailor your registration to best suit your needs. Also, if you arrive Friday evening and join in the group dinner at the nearby beautiful River Watch floating restaurant we ask a $5 donation for the Optimist International Foundation.

Our District is in a good position to finish well in this 2017-18 year well and give the new team a good start for the next term. We need to continue to grow our clubs and membership as we look for new projects and areas for service.

See you in Lawrenceburg!

Yours in Optimism,

District Convention
August 10-12, 2018
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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.

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