Greetings to all Members! Hurray for Spring, here at
last! In keeping with a season’s new beginnings, we, as a club, have gained new
beginnings with 9 new members in April. Seven of which signed an application at
the NOW meeting on April 24th! Many, many thanks to Mandy Curry for organizing
our invitation letters, setting the theme of “Rolling out the Red Carpet” and
recruiting the lion’s share of these new members. Many thanks to Cheryl Curry
for facilitating the NOW meeting along with the help of several club members
highlighting club history and the many projects and fund raisers the Club
participates in throughout the year. A round of applause for all!
I’m sure this momentum of new membership will continue to grow as each of us
think of others or follow up with friends and business people who were unable to
attend this NOW meeting. Our “mentoring of new members” will go into an action
plan very soon. I’m hoping several of our experienced club members will step up
to assist with this meaningful investment of time with our new members. Signing
up a new member is one thing but retaining them is another important part of
having a dedicated long lasting member! Remember, any Friday is the “perfect”
day to invite a guest enabling them to see the value of this club and its good
work in reaching out into the community Bringing out the Best in Kids!! Have a
Happy May as we “race” forward in building the Indy Downtown Optimist Club!!!! - Vally
NOTE: DOC Fund Raiser on 5/20/2015 - Wendy's =
Raiser - Wendys Burger Bash 052015.pdf
"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