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.
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