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

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The Optimist Club of Belleville
91th Annual Officers and Board of Directors Installation Dinner
- RSVP by 9/12/14
Tuesday, September 16th - Bellcourt Place
6:00 PM Dinner & Program - $12 per person – guests welcome
2013-2014 Optimist Club of Belleville Officers
Ralph Schlesinger ……………… President
Mike Koenig……………….. Vice President
Charles Mayhew………………… Secretary
Jim Bryant……………………….. Treasurer
Cindy Hawkins Immediate Past President

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! -

Optimist Football Pool

It’s that time of year to get your Football Pool cards. You do not need to know anything about football nor do you need to watch the games to win!

Each card costs $20.00 (you can buy as many as you want). A total of $120 will be paid out for each week - $50 each for the two highest point totals and $10 each for the two lowest point totals. The card with the highest point totals for the season will be paid $100 and the card with the lowest point totals for the season will be paid $50. Cards will be paid out after week 4, week 8, week 12 and week 17.


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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Optimist Club of Belleville

Optimist Club of Belleville

Bringing Out The Best In Kids

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 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.

Optimist Club member Cindy Beatty presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Kurt Eversman for his presentation “Drug Tactical Unit” at the August 19th Lunch Meeting.

Optimist Club President Cindy Hawkins presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Debbie Simpson for her presentation on “The Syrup Maze” at the August 12th 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