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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Optimist Club members tell us why they #ChooseOptimism

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Optimist International President Mark Weinsoff has asked the organization and its members to be more positive and more optimistic. He says, "We're on a mission to convert Optimist International from a service club organization to an optimistic organization that focuses on service to youth."

His method is to share the teachings of Martin Seligman and others who study and promote positive psychology. President Mark says that doing the following will make you and your Optimist Club a more inviting club, bring more fellowship to the group, and leave the individual feeling better state of well-being because of optimism:

Optimism – Hope and positive vision

Purpose – A cause to support

Engagement – A meaningful way to participate

Relationships – Interaction with positive minded people

Accomplishment – Satisfaction of making a difference

The video captures some of the reasons Optimist Club members from around the world say that they #ChooseOptimism

Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Optimist Creed will keep us strong through the pandemic

Positive psychology tells us that optimists are more resilient than pessimists. They look at the bright side and that allows them to see what lies ahead in a positive light. Optimism is so important right now as we work and live through the pandemic. We must trust that we will press on to the greater achievements of the future. 

The Optimist Creed reminds us of our resilience. 

We invite you to enjoy the Optimist Creed with this video. The Optimist Creed is a staple in the Optimist Club member's library and you can #beanoptimist by joining an Optimist Club today. Click on the link in the right-hand column to find an Optimist Club near you.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

$30 membership incentives end December 31, 2020

 Adding new members to your Optimist Club should be a priority for officers and members alike. Only when members are added are we able to truly meet the needs of our communities. The extra hands make current projects run more smoothly and the new ideas bring new programs to life. 

Over the past few years, Optimist International has offered several different $30 membership programs to give prospective new members the opportunity to sample an Optimist Club at a reduced rate. The $30 under 30, Heroes, and Recruit-a-Teacher incentives targeted individuals like young professionals, first responders, and teachers. 

This notice is to alert all Optimist Clubs that all $30 incentives will expire on December 31, 2020. Hurry to save money for all of these categories of membership. Watch the video for more information.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

#ChooseOptimism on election day

It is election day in the United States. This symbolic day is the foundation of democracy. It's important that every citizen makes their choice for the representatives that will lead and govern the country. 

As members of an Optimist Club, it is important that we do something else. Today, and every day, we must choose optimism. Optimism is faith in today and hope for what can be. We must lead always with the positive and the positive will come to be. Our thoughts become our words. Our words become our actions. Our actions become our habits. Our habits become our character. Our character becomes our destiny. 

If you are in the USA, please go vote. 

If you reside in this universe, please choose optimism; make it your destiny. 

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