If you missed the November 21st Club meeting, you
missed a roomful of members and guests talking health, happiness and prosperity
to every person there! Awesome meeting! New member Ben Froncek brought a guest!
Also, our guest speaker that day, Jim Waters is filling out an application to
become a club member…….the club energy is building!
What a great attitude to have entering the last month of the year! Big THANKS to
Mandy Curry and Courtney Curry in putting together 10 Thanksgiving Baskets and
delivering them to 10 most grateful families! Of course, this would not have
been possible without the generous contributions from our club members! Well
done everyone! Now we are getting ready to celebrate December in various
On Friday December 5 we give toys plus other items to Operation Christmas
Bright. Saturday December 13, we put on our Santa hats to help with Breakfast
with Santa! Remember Wednesday, December 17 we step up to Bell Ringing for the
Salvation Army INSIDE the entrances of Circle City Mall. If you haven’t signed
up….there are still openings!! It’s a wonderful opportunity to wish so many
people Happy Holidays while we witness their generosity in helping others!
The last 2014 Club meeting, December 19, will be focused on bringing
TOOTHBRUSHES to support club member, Tiffany Wesseler’s “Ray of Hope”
organization! Wow! Are you excited? This makes me look at the sunny side of
everything and makes my Optimism come true! Club goals for December are well on
their way in making a significant difference in many lives in our community! A
round of APPLAUSE to Indy Downtown Optimist Club members!!!! – Vally Allen, DOC
"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