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A Message from Herman Greenwood, 2015 - 2016 Indiana South District Governor

Dear Fellow Optimists,

Our motto is “Friend of Youth”.

Are we doing all that must be done to lead to a bright, safe future?
Come to the First District Conference for inspiration and new ideas.

Are you a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?
Come to the First District Conference for special recognition. Bring a fellow Veteran. Optimist membership not required.

Let us make a difference! Right Here, Right Now!
Let us Make Impact!

Mark your calendars now for October 9-10, 2015, Holiday Inn Bloomington.

Register Now!

Yours in Optimism,


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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