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

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Optimist Christmas Party
The Optimist Christmas Party will be held on December 9th at 6:00 PM at Bellecourt Place. Please RSVP to Sharon Dahm 235-0498 (H) or dedahm@hotmail.com

Optimist Club of Belleville Santa Parade
Friday, November 28, 2014
Starting 10:00 AM
The parade route will begin at 17th and Main Street and will proceed east on Main Street to Forest Avenue.
Join us at 6:00PM at the Santa House on the Square for the official “Lighting of the Fountain” and the “Holiday Sing-a-Long”

Optimist Club of Belleville Santa House
Visit the Santa house starting Friday November the 28th after the Santa Parade through Christmas Eve December 24th.
For hours of operation and more information - visit http://www.bellevillesantahouse.com/

Download the official Santa's House Poster (as seen in downtown storefronts) Display it, share it, let everyone know about it. Santa Poster PDF

Optimist Football Pool

Please contact Mike Koenig for additional details and to get your cards - phone (618) 726-7847(H) or (618) 616-0142) (C) - email – mmkoenig@att.net

This is a great fundraiser for the Club and a chance to win some money!!

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

Santa Parade
Download Santa Parade Participation Info:
1) Holiday Greetings
2) Entry Form
3) Guidlines

(Please download all 3)

Optimist Lunch Meeting

Optimist Club President Ralph Schlesinger and Club member Ed Weston present a Certificate of Appreciation to Thel Lemons for her presentation “Fixing Thanksgiving Dinner” at the November 4th Lunch Meeting.

Optimist Club member Jack Griffith presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Mark Claslen for his presentation “Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) Program” at the August 26th Lunch Meeting.

International Web Site: http://www.optimist.org

Optimist Club of Belleville: www.bellevilleoptimist.org

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Optimist Club of Belleville President - Cindy Hawkin

For information about becoming an Optimist member click here

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