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

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The Optimist Club Annual Poster Contest

Due Date 3/23/18

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



The Optimist Club Social Night

Monday, April 9th
5:00 – 7:30PM
$15 per person

307 E. Main Street
Members are encouraged to invite prospective Optimist Club members to attend. We will be honoring all the members of the Club who are educators.

 



Illinois District Optimist International 3rd Quarter Conference - April 27th- 28th

The Chateau Bloomington
1621 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, IL
Reservations: 309-662-2020

Join the Optimists in Bloomington, as we celebrate the youth of our District. The meeting will include our Oratorical Contest and Poster Contest. We'll also hear our Essay Contest winner read their essay.

 

 



Give STL Day - Wednesday, May 2nd

The Optimist Club of Belleville Foundation will be participating in the Give STL Day on Wednesday, May 2nd

Give STL Day is a 24-hour online day of giving to St. Louis area nonprofits. Individuals can make tax deductable contributions to their favorite nonprofit organization.

Help spread the word! Follow us on Facebook and share the post with all of your friends. See www.givestlday.org for more information.

 

 





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 presents a Certificate of Appreciation to John Heater , Executive Director of the YMCA for his presentation “Updates at the Belleville YMCA” at the March 13th Lunch Meeting.


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.

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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