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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President’s Message:

 Mandy Curry, DOC President 2015-2016

Hello fellow Optimists! May was another stellar month of activity: great programs, memorable recognition of military heroes representing all serve men and women as we observed Armed Forces Day in May, and fun fellowship. Our appreciation continues as we will honor law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical services and educators in the coming weeks. We look forward to our net NOW (New Optimists Welcome) meeting on June 24th. Our success depends on your help in recruiting prospects for membership in our terrific group. And, we will celebrate 100 years on this Optimist Club’s enduring work in Indianapolis over the past 100 years. Imagine that – 100 years. One of the oldest clubs (we think the oldest) in Optimist International and the only one that has met continuously since its inception.

 

"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

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To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

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To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

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To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

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To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

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To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

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To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

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To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

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To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

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To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

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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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