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
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