Indianapolis Downtown Optimist Club Optimist International Charter No. 1

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


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Presidentís Message:

 Mandy Curry, DOC President 2015-2016

Hello Opti Friends! Another month has come and gone, and 2016 has started off fantastic! This month has brought some wonderful speakers, and we have seen many Fridays that were standing room only - I loved seeing this more than once this month! Let's keep up the momentum by taking on Lt. Governor Courtney's challenge of "bringing a date" to a meeting and/or club activity. There are so many wonderful opportunities to take on this challenge in the coming month, and we love to see new faces join us!


Also - have you heard...our club now has a commercial on Brother, Brother Beer Cast! Thank you so much to Johnny Lyles for making this possible for us! It is great to be able to spread our message across a larger audience and invite potential members to visit our club.

Do you know anyone in television, radio, newspaper, etc.? Why not talk to them about helping us with a potential campaign? This is the 100th year of our club, and it is a great opportunity for us to grow our membership.

Last but not least, I am asking all of us to think about who we know and how they might be able to partner with us on a project, be a speaker at our club meeting, or help us in another way. Use your imagination! This is not only a great way to build our membership, but it is also a great way for us to get our Optimist message out to community!

I look forward to a fantastic February! - Mandy


"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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