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Gov. Mark Wilson

A Message from Mark Wilson, 2017 - 2018 Indiana South District Governor

Our exciting 3rd Quarter Conference is just a few weeks away. We are meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Terre Haute, a new venue for one of our conferences.

Please join me and my team as we work to grow Indiana South and make a difference for all the kids! Saturday's session features our District Oratorical Contest Finals, the Essay Contest winners, and Lt. Governor elections. Rick Garrett will lead a workshop in membership and another on using Social Media. Everyone is welcome to attend the Executive Committee Friday night, when we'll also have the always fun hospitality room. Have you completed your registration?

Make your plans now to join us and let's Charge! We can work together to reach the goals we set earlier in the year so our kids can Count on Us.

See you in Terre Haute.

Yours in Optimism,

3rd Quarter Conference
April 13-14, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Terre Haute
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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. 

Our Mission

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.



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.

...Optimist International

Purposes of Optimist International

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.

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