What differentiates Optimist Clubs from any other volunteer opportunity is simple — OPTIMISM. And Optimists take their upbeat approach and work every day to make a difference for themselves and for the people around them. Optimists are people who believe that through positive action in their communities, they can create a better tomorrow. Join us today! 2009-2010 Optimist International President Mark Shriver has chosen as his theme “Promise Yourself… for the Kids,” which relates to our mission statement: “By inspiring hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.” It’s all about making a difference, one child at a time, through a positive attitude, and a focus on our communities and our young people.
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The Noon Optimist Club of Western Des Moines has been making a difference for the young people of Des Moines and the western suburbs since 1989 — over 20 years. We invite you to check us out!
Click here for a current calendar of upcoming activities
Click here for photos from 2008-2009 school year activities with Phenix Elementry School (“Lunch Buddies” Mentoring Program)
For more information, contact one of our Membership Co-Chairs: Rebecca Butler Mona (home 515.223.4739) or Tom Lloyd(home 515.224.0501). Thanks!
Optimists and Phenix 3rd graders proudly display snowman gift bags made at our December “Lunch Buddies”activity, then filled with holiday gifts and delivered to Blank Children’s Hospital just before Christmas. The staff was very appreciative of this generosity as donations have been down this year.