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

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Installation Dinner - The Optimist Club of Belleville 92nd Annual Officers and Board of Directors Installation Dinner
Tuesday, September 29th - Bellcourt Place - 6:00 PM Dinner & Program - $12 per person – guests welcome

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 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!!

Enjoy a great steak dinner while making money for your Club

Texas Roadhouse, September 17th - 4-10pm

Please feel free to print/pass this along to family, friends and anyone else. Note: you must present this coupon to your server in order for the Optimist Club to receive the 10% donation

32nd Annual Chili Cook-Off
Downtown Belleville
October 2nd –
October 3rd
11 AM – 10:30 PM


Optimist Illinois District Convention
Some of the attendees of the Optimist Illinois District Convention held August 7-9th in Decatur, IL
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Past Optimist Club of Belleville Presidents recognized.
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Bringing Out The Best In Kids

Childhood Cancer Campaign (CCC) Annual Yard Sale
Saturday, September 12th
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, 9/11

Optimist Club President Ralph Schlesinger presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Chris Kremer for his presentation “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)” at the August 11th Lunch Meeting.

Optimist Club President Ralph Schlesinger presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Ralph Smith and Aubrey Jones for their presentation “Support for Victims Domestic Violence” at the August 4th Lunch Meeting.

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

Optimist Club of Belleville: www.bellevilleoptimist.org

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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