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

- - - Like us on



Optimist Club of Belleville Presents
“Night with the Stars”

Live on Stage -The Memories of Elvis

Staring **Steve Davis & The MidSouth
Revival Band**

Special guest appearance by Patsy Cline (Shanna Fredrick) and Buddy Holly (Thomas Hickey)

Saturday, January 27, 2018
K & L of I
2800 North Illinois Street, Swansea, IL

Doors open at 6:00 PM Entertainment starts at 7:30 PM
Admission - Advance $30, at the Door $35.
Admission Includes food, soda and beer from 6:30 to 7:15 PM. Cash Bar all evening. (No carry-in drinks allowed). Reserved seating available for 8 or more with advance paid reservations
***Silent Auction*** ***Oral Auction*** ***50/50***
Items needed for Silent and Oral Auction - contact Doug Dahm (618) 235-0498



Optimist Club of Belleville - Oratorical Contest


Optimist International
$22,500 Scholarship Opportunity

Topic - “Where are My Roots of Optimism”

Open to youths under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017. Proof of age required – you must include a copy of your birth certificate or passport with your entry.

Link to application: http://www.optimist.org/Forms/17-18_Oratorical_Application_Fillable.pdf

In addition to the opportunity for a $22,500 First Place scholarship, the Optimist Club of Belleville awards prizes for the First ($100), Second ($75) and Third ($50) place winners. Club winners advance to district levels to compete for a $2,500 scholarship. The Regional Scholarship award is $5,000. Regional winners advance to the World Championship Contest where awards for first, second and third place scholarships are $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000 respectively.

Contact Club Chairperson Dawn Mueller (618) 233-5377(W) (618) 304-8136 (C) or dmueller@belleville118.org, for additional information

 



The Optimist Club Annual Poster Contest

2018 Theme – Help Others: Be a Volunteer

Poster Contest is open to boys and girls in the 4th, 5th & 6th grades. The Club awards prizes for the First ($100), Second ($75) and Third ($50) place winners in both boys and girls divisions. The winning Boy’s and Girl’s posters are entered in the District Contest for addition monetary awards. Contact Club Chairperson Susan Price for additional information. (618) 234-4294(W) (618) 830-9646 (C) or pricesus17@gmail.com

 

 



Optimist International – Essay Contest


$2,500 Scholarship Opportunity

Topic - “Can Society Function Without Respect?”

Open to youths under the age of 18 as of 10/1/17.

Proof of age required – you must include a copy of your birth certificate or passport with your entry.

 

 


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 Si
te: http://www.optimist.org



Optimist Club President Jim Bryant and Club member Doug Dahm present a Certificate of Appreciation to Jeff Couch of the Belleville News-Democrat for his presentation “Newsroom Reinvention – Headlines and Updates” at the December 19th Lunch Meeting.


Optimist Club President Jim Bryant and Club member Doug Dahm present a Certificate of Appreciation to Herb Simmons for his presentation “Emergency Management Agency: Be Prepared” at the December 5th Lunch Meeting.


Optimist Club President Jim Bryant and Club member Ralph Schlesinger present a Certificate of Appreciation to Steve & Sandi Patrick for their presentation “My Trip to Antarctica” at the November14th Lunch Meeting.


 
 
Optimist Club President Jim Bryant presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Cassie Gluck (advocacy Director at Kif1a.org) for her presentation “Kif1a Disorder” at the November 7th Lunch Meeting. Kif1a is a rare neurodegenerative disorder that her son Noah suffers from.

Optimist Club President Jim Bryant presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Suzanne Boyle for her presentation “Thanksgiving Food” at the October 31st Lunch Meeting.


Santa Parade Photos 2107



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

Optimist Club of Belleville: www.bellevilleoptimist.org

- Become a facebook fan - Optimist Club of Belleville

 

.

.

.x

x

x

x

 

x

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

xx

x

x

x

xx

x

For information about becoming an Optimist member click here

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