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Gov. David Osborne

A Message from Dave Osborne, 2016 - 2017 Indiana South District Governor

Itís Time 2 Imagine, Itís time 2 Dream, Itís Time 2 Believe and Itís Time to Succeed for our kids. Together we Can!

I began this journey a year and a half ago. I find myself ahead of the rest of THE Indiana South District. You see, I already have imagined how our district should be. I have dreamed about every child in THE Indiana South District being served by an Optimist Club. I already believe that we can do this. I am now ready to succeed. Together We can.

This 2016 Ė 2017 Optimist year is going to be full of growth both in membership and in new clubs. It will take all of us working together in order to succeed. We are fortunate to be in the district that is home to the very first Optimist Club. We have a lot of awesome clubs that work really hard to bring out the best in our kids. We will look to those clubs to lead the charge in serving more kids. That is why we are Optimist. We want to serve more kids. That is all that matters.

So as we look to the Year of the Honor Club, let us challenge and hold each one of us accountable to help serve more children by bringing in more members. I believe that we can achieve a year of growth. So I ask each and every one of you, DO YOU BELIEVE?

Yours in Optimism,

1st District Conf.
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November 4-5, Bloomington, IN

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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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