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

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5th Annual Back (Pack) to School Day
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM
Belleville West High School
Organizers of the Fifth Annual Back (pack) to School Day hope to distribute at least 1,000 backpacks filled school supplies
Students from the Belleville elementary schools and their families will be invited to attend. Families in attendance will receive valuable information from business leaders while participating in activities that will allow them to leave

Optimist Club – Dine to Donate
Olympic Restaurant

4508 West Main St. Belleville (618) 416-1656
Saturday, August 2nd 6AM to 9 PM
The Optimist Club will receive 10% of all proceeds for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -


Optimist Club – Cosmic Bingo
Saturday, September, 6th
CK & L of I
2800 N. Illinois St., Swansea, IL
Doors Open at 6:00 Bingo Starts at 7:30
$25 per person – includes 6 Cards, Glow Dabber, Glow Hat
For advanced reservations, call Cindy (618) 541-9930 or Charles (618) 806-5145. Payment for reservations must be received by September 2nd. See flyer for more information. Visit www.tribout.com to see what Cosmic Bingo is all about! -

Past Optimist Club of Belleville Presidents recognized.
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Optimist Club of Belleville

Optimist Club of Belleville

Bringing Out The Best In Kids

Illinois District 4th Quarter Convention & Conference
August 8 – 10th See District Bulletin for more information and registration forms for Golf Outing and Conference
Cutoff date for hotel reservations is July 30th
Decatur Conference Center and Hotel (217) 422-8800
4191 US Highway 36 West, Decatur, IL

Childhood Cancer Campaign (CCC) annual Yard Sale

Saturday, September 27th
8:00 AM – 12 Noon
Turkey Hill Grange (next to Eckert’s)
1375 Illinois 15, Belleville, IL
Items for the Auction can be dropped off at the Grange staring at 5:00 PM on Friday, 9/26

Optimist Lunch Meeting

Optimist Club President Cindy Hawkins presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Bill Kniesly after his presentation on “Beacon Furniture Ministry” at the July 8th 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

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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