Mission and Goals Statement
A Message from Mike, 2014 - 2015 Indiana South District Governor
Dear Fellow Optimists,
Welcome to 2015! Can you believe that statement? It is 2015! Have you wondered where the years have gone? I have and as I get older, I have been thinking about what is the legacy I will leave? Have you wondered about your legacy?
There are so many things we can do but what is the most important thing you can do? For me, it is helping the youth. How can I help the youth, let me count the ways: I can work a project that supports the youth; we can do an Essay Contest; we can do an Oratorical Contest; we can work a fund raiser; we can invite someone to be a new member. Think about that for a minute. A new member? With each new member you recruit you help 35 more kids by their involvement….how else can you help that many youth at one time?
Oh - and think about this, at this time of year, it is getting cold, football season is over, and doing things outside is difficult. So, now is the time to recruit those new members. This is the season for recruiting!
We are also working on building new clubs, some of the towns we are working on include Hope, Mitchell, and Taylor University among many others. Won’t you help?
In the new year, ask that person you have been thinking about asking to join our great organization. Your colleague, neighbor, friend, family member, etc. If they are a business owner, give them a Friend of Optimist (FOO) Membership. That will get them interested and involved.
So, don’t delay! Let's help our youth! Remember, you have a number of projects coming in the spring and summer, and wouldn’t it be nice to have some extra help? Both you and that new member will be rewarded.
Yours in Optimism,