SIOUX VALLEY OPTIMISTS
When: Monday meetings at Noon
Where: Pizza Ranch- 3809 E. 10th Street, Sioux Falls, SD
What is Sioux Valley Optimist?
- Sioux Valley Optimist is one of 2,900 service clubs of Optimist International. The Optimist International includes almost 87,000 members in more than 25 nations throughout the world. The international headquarters is located in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. Our Club has a number of programs aimed at serving youth including, tri-star sports competitions, youth appreciation events, essay contest, respect for law, Children’s Home Birthday Parties and many more.
What does an optimist do?
- An optimist is someone who always sees the bright side of any situation — a trait that can be either encouraging or annoying, depending on your frame of mind. Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”Optimists believe that their own actions result in positive things happening, that they are responsible for their own happiness, and that they can expect more good things to happen in the future. Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Sioux Valley Optimist Club sees a need in their community and reacts to it.
What is our Mission, Vision and Purpose?
- Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimist bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.
- Vision: Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.
- Purpose: To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.
How do I get involved?
The Sioux Valley Optimists holds meetings every Monday beginning at Noon at the Pizza Ranch – 3809 E. 10th Street, Sioux Falls, SD. If you are interested, please come join us and learn what we are all about!