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

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Illinois District Midwest Junior Golf Qualifier

June 15 – 18, 2015
Redtail Run GC, Decatur, IL
The event is open to Boys 16-18 years old and Girls 15-18 years old. The Optimist Club of Belleville is a Hole sponsor for the event. Anyone interested in attending and volunteering to help out should contact Terry Wright @ (217) 827-5978

The Big Brothers,
Big Sisters Picnic
Thursday, June 18th.
We will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers again. We start about 4:30 with serving beginning at 5:45. If you can help, contact Mike Koenig at 726-7847 or mmkoenig@att.net.

Cosmic Bingo
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Saturday, July 11th - CK & L of I
2800 N. Illinois St., Swansea, IL
Doors Open at 6:00 PM Bingo Starts at 7:30 PM

$20 per person advance/$25 at the door – includes 6 Cards, Glow Dabber and Glow Hat
For tickets contact Charles at (618) 806-5145 or charles.mayhew@sbcglobal.net
The event will have 10 regular rounds of bingo - each paying out $100. In order for the club to maximize the amount that we make on the event, it is necessary to find sponsors for each round.
Sponsorships for each round are available at the $100 level or you can be a co-sponsor at $50. Sponsors names will be on the program (unless they have asked to be anonymous) and if sponsors have anything with their name on it (such as coolie cups, t-shirts, pens, etc) the DJ can use them as giveaways.

Past Optimist Club of Belleville Presidents recognized.
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Bringing Out The Best In Kids

Dine to Donate
DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant

1776 Lebanon Ave., Belleville, IL
June 17th 5-8 PM

The Optimist Club will receive 10% of the sales
Workers needed – Contact Doug or Sharon Dahm

Optimist Club President Ralph Schlesinger and Club member Ed Weston present a Certificate of Appreciation to Debra Pierce for her presentation “St. Paul Home Updates” at the May 19th Lunch Meeting.

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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