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!
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
is a great fundraiser for the Club and a chance to win
Club of Belleville 95th Annual Officers and Board
of Directors Installation Dinner
Tuesday, September 25th - Bellcourt Place 6:00 PM
Dinner & Program
$15 - RSVP by 9/21/18
Club – Dine to Donate
Grill & Chill Restaurant
1776 Lebanon Ave., Belleville, IL
Wednesday, September 26th 5-8 PM
Optimist Club will receive 15% of the sales
Downtown Belleville October 5th – October 6th
11 AM – 10:30 PM
There will be 5 shifts per day:
9:00 AM -10:30AM (setup)
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM + (last shift workers need
to stay around to clean and pack up) times you are
available to help!
sheets are available at lunch meetings or email Charles
Mayhew with times you are available to help!
October 19th, 2018
Moose Lodge 2425 N. Illinois St.
– tables of 8
Doors open at 6:30 – Trivia starts at 7:00pm
Bring your own food/snacks. Cash Bar – no outside
Reservations: Call Sue Roesch at (618) 235-7083 or
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
Optimist Clubs Do
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
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
addition, Optimist International encourages involvement
in several other community activities:
Respect for Law/Promotion of Non-Violence
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.
more information about the Optimist Club of Belleville's
participation in these prograpms serving our area's
youth, please contact
us. Click Here
contact us to express your interest in becoming
a member and we will get some info to you about
membership and dues.
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.
To be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person
To make all your friends feel that there is something
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
information about the Optimist Club of Belleville click
us a note including your name and phone number to:
Optimist Club of Belleville - PO BOX 636 - Belleville,
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President Jim Bryant and member David Donley present a
Certificate of Appreciation to Emily Farrington for her
program ”History of her House in the Abend Historic
District” at the August 7th Lunch Meeting.
President Jim Bryant and member David Donley present a
Certificate of Appreciation to Jim Ross for his program
”My Walk on the Appalachian Trail” at the
August 14th Lunch Meeting.
President Jim Bryant presents a Certificate of Appreciation
to Dennis Hampel and his wife for their program ”See
the Magic” at the August 21st Lunch Meeting.
Club President Jim Bryant and Club member Ed Weston present
a Certificate of Appreciation to Shannon O’Keefe,
girls bowling coach for her presentation “McKendree
University Women’s Bowling” at the May 1st
Lunch Meeting. McKendree University won the 2017 NCAA
National Champs; and was 2018 NCAA Runner up
Club President Jim Bryant presents a Certificate of Appreciation
to Jack LeChien for his presentation “The History
of Turkey Hill” at the April 3rd Lunch Meeting.
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.
donations must be made out to:
Optimist Club of Belleville Foundation