Hello – I am so excited as we
move forward serving more kids. We have a lot of activities planned for this
year. In order to make these events successful I know I can count on all club
members stepping up to help with at least one project and hopefully, more! Once
again, we will be doing the Great Pumpkin Caper, doing a cookie bake at the
Ronald McDonald House, Fishing Derby, and feeding hungry families with our
Thanksgiving baskets. I am most excited for this project as we have a local Girl
Scout Unit that will be helping us by collecting food and buying additional
turkeys so we can serve even more families! We will have our Breakfast with
Santa, Essay and Oratorical contests, our Sweetheart dinner and much more. I am
also open to suggestions for other projects that you might like to do. And don’t
forget – we need to grow our club with new members so we can make all of the
above possible by serving more kids. Think of who you can ask to become a member
and ask them to tag along to a meeting. Looking forward to a GREAT year! -
"Serving the Indianapolis Area Since
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.
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
|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.|
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