The Jeffersonville area is full of the philosophy of Optimism. In
fact, there are three Optimist Clubs in our fair city: the
Jeffersonville Evening Optimist Club, the Breakfast Optimist Club
and the Falls Cities Optimist Club of Jeffersonville. The goal of all
three clubs is the same. As our motto states, we strive to be a
"Friend of Youth."
Our reason for being is based on the fact that our
young people represent 30% of our population, 20% of our
intelligence and 100% of our future.
Therefore, we have no choice but to
prepare them to "fill our shoes." The members of all three Optimist
Clubs in Jeffersonville come from all walks of life. The goal that
brings us all together is a desire to lead, teach, help and assert a
positive influence on the kids of this area.
After the meal we always have a program involving outside
speakers who include professionals in the healthcare, business,
politics, law enforcement, charitable organizations and many other fields. We earn money by
working fund raising events during the year. This money is used to
fund our youth-related activities and to support the upkeep of the
To become a member of the Jeffersonville Evening Optimist Club
you simply fill out a membership application, which can be supplied
to you at a meeting or through the mail, and turn it in to an
optimist member or mail it to the club. Your membership application
will be voted on by the board of directors and, if accepted, you
will be notified of your acceptance. You can also talk to any member
that you know and let him/her know that you are interested in
becoming a member. They will become your sponsor and will see that
you get a membership application. The annual dues are $65.00 which
goes to Optimist International and a one-time initiation fee of $30.
We earnestly solicit
your interest in joining us in our efforts to bring out the best in
our youth, thus facilitating a better and lasting community of
For more information you can call
2017-2018 PRESIDENT (firstname.lastname@example.org)
JON SOWDER, (812) 989-5728, is the President of the
Jeffersonville Optimist Club.
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