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

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Optimist Club of Belleville – Poster Contest
2014 Theme - “Be a Friend…Put Bullying to an End”
The Club awards prizes for the First ($100), Second ($75) and Third ($50) place winners. The winning Boy’s and Girl’s posters are entered in the District Contest for addition monetary awards. Contact Club Chairperson –Jamerson McfCloskey for additional information (618) 233-3798 (W) or jmccloskey@belleville118.org

Skate on Your Can Food Drive
Sunday, March 16th 1-5 PM Fun Spot Skating Center.
Skate on Your Can Food Drive – Sponsored by the By the Optimist Club of Belleville. Free admission and regular skate rental if you bring in 5 or more cans of food. Inline or speed skate rental is $2 extra. Fun Spot Skating Center -1400 West Blvd., Belleville, IL

Past Optimist Club of Belleville Presidents recognized.
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Illinois District Optimist International
Spring Conference May 9th - 10th Starved Rock State Park www.starvedrocklodge.com Lodge Reservations (800) 868-7625 Optimist International Oratorical Contest and Judging for Illinois District Poster Contest

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