Our meeting for February 8th featured Professor Feng who brought us a presentation of the upcoming program at the Old National Events Plaza -- Shen Yung. A Chinese dance put to music with numerous dancers portraying a story. The theatrical production was held in February.Jason Rucker and Josh Paulson, new members, received their “official” name badge presented by President John Perkins.Youth Appreciation Breakfast - November 3, 2016Nearly 80 students were honored on Wednesday, November 3, 2016 at the Old National Events Plaza during the annual Youth Appreciation Breakfast. Eastside, Northside, and our Downtown Club cooperatively sponsored the breakfast. The top 10 seniors from Bosse, Central, Evansville Day, Harrison, Memorial, Mater Dei, North, and Reitz were honored. Keynote speaker was Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. After the breakfast, the students went to a business for a day of job shadowing. Food, Fun, Fellowship...and... We Help Kids!!!! Come Join US!!!!The Downtown Optimist Club of Evansville Indiana , Inc., celebrated our 95th Anniversary on May 13, 2016We are 95 years old and still going and growing strong. We have sponsored several clubs throughout our 95 year history including the Evansville Westside and Eastside Clubs and a club in Santa Claus, Indiana and most recently, the University of Southern Indiana college club comprised of students. Our club was Chartered on Friday, May 13,1921 and was the second club chartered in Indiana and the 15th in the world. There were eighty-six charter members. Our club is a member of Optimist International, a worldwide organization, whose purpose is to serve the youth in our communitys. Currently, we have approximately 50 members.We are members of the Indiana South District which is associated with Optimist International. What differentiates Optimist Clubs from any other volunteer opportunity is simple -- OPTIMISM.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.
Program for: March 22 - TBA
Banner in front of the new cabin, Aztec, we purchased for Camp Carson
Members tour the new cabin our club purchased. (L) Mark Scoular, Ron Eberhart, Jeff Olson, Ken Dennis, Gary Burk, and Don Julian
“Optimist Clubs bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves - right here, right now!”
Our Club now meets at the Hadi Shrine....2nd Floor
Priesident John Perkins presents Professor Feng with a certificate and pen