Optimist Mission/Vision Statement: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

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Downtown Belleville -
Trick or Treat

Friday, October 27, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 PM


The Optimist Club of Belleville will be providing refreshments and give-a-ways Volunteers Welcome



1St Quarter Illinois District Optimist Conference
October 20- 21, 2017


The Chateau Bloomington
1621 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, IL

 



Optimist
Football Pool

It’s that time of year to get your Football Pool cards. You do not need to know anything about football nor do you need to watch the games to win!

Each card costs $20.00 (you can buy as many as you want). A total of $120 will be paid out for each week - $50 each for the two highest point totals and $10 each for the two lowest point totals. The card with the highest point totals for the season will be paid $100 and the card with the lowest point totals for the season will be paid $50. Cards will be paid out after week 4, week 8, week 12 and week 17.

OPTIMIST MEMBERS WHO SELL 9 CARDS GET THE 10TH CARD FREE
Please contact Mike Koenig for additional details and to get your cards - phone (618) 726-7847(H) or (618) 616-0142) (C) - email – mmkoenig@att.net

This is a great fundraiser for the Club and a chance to win some money!!

 

 



Optimist Club Member Interest Survey
President-elect Jim Bryant has formulated a member interest survey that he hopes to use in aiding him in putting together activity chairpersons for the 2017-18 year. If you have not already completed the survey and returned it to him – please do so ASAP.

 

 


Optimist Club Foundation
The Optimist Club has formed a non-for profit foundation that is qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations received by the foundation are tax deductable for the person/company or organization making the donations.
All such donations must be made out to:
Optimist Club of Belleville Foundation



Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.



What Optimist Clubs Do

Optimist Clubs are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" and do their part through community service programs. Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Optimist Clubs see a need in their community and react to it.

Optimist International officially sponsors several International Programs: the Childhood Cancer Campaign, Internet Safety, the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships and the organization's scholarship contests (Essay Contest, Oratorical Contest and Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing).

In addition, Optimist International encourages involvement in several other community activities:
Respect for Law/Promotion of Non-Violence
Youth Appreciation
Youth Safety
Optimists conduct 65,000 community service projects each year, spending $78 million in their communities. Annually, six million kids are positively affected by Optimist programs.

For more information about the Optimist Club of Belleville's participation in these prograpms serving our area's youth, please contact us. Click Here


How To Become a Member

Please contact us to express your interest in becoming a member and we will get some info to you about membership and dues.

Contact Page

Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 12:00 noon in downtown Belleville where lunch or drink/coffee is available. We know your time is valuable so we do not require you to attent all meetings.

International Web Site: http://www.optimist.org


Interested in participating in the 2017 Santa Parade?
Download the Santa Parade Participation Info




 
Optimist Club President Jim Bryant and Club member Mary Donley present a Certificate of Appreciation to Jim Eckert from Eckert's Country Store & Farms for his presentation “Pumpkins: Varieties, How to Use, How to Store, etc.” at the October 10th Lunch Meeting.


Optimist Club President Jane Bonaldi and Club member Doug Dahm present a Certificate of Appreciation to Felicia Voelkel for her presentation “Legal Advice for Seniors” at the August 29th Lunch Meeting.


 
Optimist Club President Jane Bonaldi and club member Doug Dahm present a Certificate of Appreciation to Ed Gulewitz for his presentation “Gifts of Life” at the August 15th Lunch Meeting.


International Web Site: http://www.optimist.org

Optimist Club of Belleville: www.bellevilleoptimist.org

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The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself -
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 trouble.

 

For more information about the Optimist Club of Belleville
please send us a note including your name and phone number to:


Optimist Club of Belleville - PO BOX 636 - Belleville, IL 62222-0636