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

Dear Fellow Optimists,

Greetings! Fellow Optimists!

We are out to a great start!

We had nine new registrations in the first 9 days of the Optimist Fiscal year! There were smiles, and some tears, as we honored the Veterans present with video, canned music, and our own voices, lead chiefly by Sandy Holstein and members of the Indianapolis Optimist Breakfast Club. Humor was abundant during the skit authored and produced by Cheryl Curry and her talented cast. Members had the opportunity to learn target dates for various activities, and tips were shared on achieving goals. Valuable experience benefitted all.

Now, as we plan for the 2nd District Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn, Edinburgh, IN, we look for reminders of upcoming events as we honor those Firefighters, Police Officers, Doctors, Nurses, EMTs and their assistants whose efforts save lives on a daily basis. Also, we welcome our Regional Vice-President, Robert “Bob” Floyd, and his wife, Debbie, from West Missouri, as our keynote speaker. Immediate Past Governor Mike Underwood will extol the efforts of his team from last year, and many awards will be presented.

Yours in Optimism,

2nd Quarter Conference
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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.

Content Updated: 10/09/2015    Coding Last Modified: 10/09/2015    Previous Mod: 8/31/2012