July 19, 2013

Optimist Clubs...are my favorite things

My post today is pretty straightforward. It's to remind Optimist Club members to talk about their Optimist Clubs with enthusiasm.

The annual schedule for an Optimist Club is repetitive. The year begins in October. Most clubs will begin to promote the Optimist International Essay Contest, host Youth Appreciation Day in November and then turn their focus to local activities that support the holiday season. In January, clubs will begin to promote the Optimist International Oratorical Contest and Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The following month they will begin to plan for Easter Egg Hunts, Bike Safety Fairs, and other programs that they want to hold for children before they go on their summer breaks.

There are also four district meetings and the international convention along with a variety of fundraising efforts  specific to each individual club that are included on that annual calender. Every year.  Year after year. It can seem a lot like a been there, done that proposition, unless...

Unless you approach each opportunity with enthusiasm. Make it your favorite thing. Speak about it with a smile on your face and ask others to do the same. When you are having fun, others will have fun and they will want to join the cause of bringing out the best in children while making our communities great places to live.

Maybe I've come up with a new slogan! What do you think? Optimist Clubs...are my favorite things.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


alabama alberta anguilla arizona arkansas arts B.W.I. barbados british columbia california canada day cayman islands ccdhh celebrations change charitable Christmas Trees childhood cancer campaign childhood literacy childhood wellness campaign children citizenship college colorado communication community building community development community service do the right thing donation doodle 4 google drug abuse easter education enchantment engagement essay contest experience optimism Facebook faith fellowship festival fishing fitness florida food drive football friend of youth friendship fundraiser fundraising generation gap georgia good government grand cayman gratitude Halloween happiness hawaii health and welfare healthy club checklist holiday hope idaho illinois indiana inspiration internet safety iowa iron eyes jamaica jay leno join an optimist club jooi joy junior golf kansas keep america beautiful kentucky leadership louisiana maine manitoba marketing maryland membership mentor michigan minnesota mississippi missouri Montana motivation music sunday n carolina n dakota nebraska new jersey new mexico new optimist club new york ohio oklahoma ontario opportunity optimism optimist club optimist clubs optimist creed optimist international optimist international convention optimist international foundation optimistic story of the day oratorical contest oregon outreach partnerships patriotism pennsylvania playground pnw district promotion public relations quebec quotes recognition recycling respect respect for law s carolina scholarship school supplies schools service clubs share optimism social media south carolina South Dakota st. maarten stories success talent show teachers Ted tennessee testimonials texas traditions twitter virginia volunteers w. virginina washington website wisconsin young adult youth appreciation youth safety youth sports