Mandy Curry, DOC President 2015-2016
Hello fellow Optimists! What a whirlwind of a month April has been! I wasn't
attend two of our meetings, but I want to make sure to send out another thank
Ken K. and Cheryl C. for stepping up in my absence. I heard that the speakers
those two Fridays were fantastic, so I am very sorry that I missed them!
We also had the privilege of hosting Optimist International President Dave Bruns
VP of our region, Bob Floyd during one of our recent meetings. I was so
see such a full room of Optimists from all over join us for this celebration.
And we all
know how much I love social media...our Facebook page grew about 20 likes during
this time, and our posts that featured the OI President received 400+ views
EACH! That is awesome considering that we only have about 150 people that like
our page and Facebook generally limits your views to 7% of your likes. So, how
awesome is that?!? You know...we can keep up this momentum. Each Friday when we
post photos or videos of our speakers and other club activities, be sure to take
just a moment to share them to your Facebook page, too. We shouldn't remain such
a secret - let's tell the world about all of the wonderful things we do, the
special guests we host, and the great networking opportunities available in our
As we move into May, I can't help but think about how the Indianapolis 500 is
celebrating its 100th running just like we are celebrating our 100th anniversary
- two very important parts of history in the same year! Keep your ears open for
opportunities for us to promote our club and invite new members to join us. –
"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