The Missouri Valley
Optimist Club

of Bismarck-Mandan, ND
B r i n g i n g   o u t   t h e   B e s t   i n   K i d s !
Chartered in 1990

C L U B    I N F O

MVOC Officers
for 2009-2010

Donna Carik - President
JoDean Nichols - Vice President
Claudia Coit - Director
Mandel Robinson - Director
Faye Miller - Director
Lonnie Bertsch - Director 
Karen Meidinger - Secretary/Treasurer

DMM District Immediate Past Governor
Lonnie Bertsch
Member of Missouri Valley Optimist Club
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Zone 3 Lt. Governer for 2009-2010
Tom Miller, Optimist Club of Bismarck

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Or write  to us...
The Missouri Valley Optimist Club
PO Box 68
Bismarck, ND  58502

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself -
To be so strong that nothing can disturb
     your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity
     to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is 
     something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything
     and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for
     the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the
     success of others as you are about
     your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and
     press on to the greater achievements
     of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all
     times and give every living creature
     you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement
     of yourself that you have no time to
     criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for
     anger,  too strong for fear and to
     happy to permit  the presence of trouble.

Many have found inspiration in the Optimist Creed.
Optimist International adopted this creed in 1922. It
was originally published in 1912 in a book entitled
"Your Forces and How to Use Them". The author was Christian D. Larson, a prolific writer and lecturer who believed people had tremendous latent powers, which could be harnessed for success with the proper attitude.

C A L E N D A R    O F

Optimist Meeting
at the Zoo

Thur., Nov. 5th
Noon at the Dakota Zoo

Interested in joining the Missouri Valley Optimist Club?

MVOC dues are $100, paid yearly
or $25 per quarter.
New members have a one-time
application fee of $25.

To join the MVOC, Click here to download an application . Fill it out and bring to a meeting, give to your sponsor or mail to:
PO Box 68
Bismarck, ND 58502

To remain in good standing as a member, dues should be paid in a timely manner.
The MVOC Board of Directors should be notified in advance of dropping
membership and
unpaid dues must be paid up upon termination of membership.

Links We Recommend

Optimist International  -
DMM District  -
Bismarck Optimist Club -

Online Photo Album -
See The MVOC in Action

Happy Birthday

Oct. 8 - M.B. Quainoo
Oct. 14 - Carla Braun Hixson
Oct. 19 - Terry Ringland
Nov. 3 - Craig Malm

Happy Anniversary
Nov. 9 - Donna & Curt Carik

Note - If you see we missed your special day, that may be because we don't have it in our records!
Let me know!  - Karen

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