Indianapolis Downtown Optimist Club Optimist International Charter No. 1

Happy Anniversary 2016 - 100 Years of Serving the Indy's Area Youth


What's New?
Club Leaders
Club Team
Just 4 Fun
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Presidentís Message:

 Mandy Curry, DOC President 2015-2016

Hello fellow Optimists! Are you ready for a new year of projects, fundraisers, and FUN?!?! I am so excited to be your Club President for this upcoming year. I have been meeting with many members of the club all ready to come up with new ideas for the upcoming year. There are so many opportunities for our club to grow as we move forward. Since this membership year will be our club's 100th anniversary year, we have more potential than ever!


I want to personally invite each and every one of you to our first meeting of the membership year on Friday, October 2nd. At this first meeting of the new Optimist year, we will be talking about the goals of the club and all of the exciting things we have planned for the year. Let's make this year a year of celebration. Our club has a lot to be proud of . . . so let's celebrate!

For those members that have not been able to join us at our Friday meetings due to schedule conflicts, we want to invite you to join us for our once a month evening meeting that we recently added to our schedule. You will have the opportunity to hear about all of our club happenings and to be a part of all of our activities this coming year. Our first evening meeting is Monday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Wendy's located at 3223 East Washington Street (at the corner of Washington St and LaSalle). All are welcome to attend!


"Serving the Indianapolis Area Since 1916"

Our Vision: By providing hope and positive vision, Indianapolis Downtown Optimists bring out the best in kids

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

Optimist International's mission is to foster an optimistic way of life, through a network of Optimists, dedicated to the full development of their potential in order to provide ever-expanding service to youth, the community and the world.

Purposes of Optimist

bulletTo develop optimism as a philosophy of life;
bulletTo promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs;
bulletTo inspire respect for law;
bulletTo promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people;
bulletTo aid and encourage the development of youth;
bulletIn 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.



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.

Optimist International

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