Tour de Optimism 2020 Photo Choices
Thanks to those riders who signed up for our virtual Tour de Optimism 2020! Following are the winners of our photo contest...
(We postponed our April ride due to restrictions and are back virtually)
To see all photos submitted by riders that have completed their ride, here's the link!
Photo contest winners:
Best Landscape Photo - Tammy S.
Most Optimistic Photo - Jim T.
Best Costumed Rider Photo - Rebecca R.
Best Family Photo - Rebecca and Allyson R.
Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser-Thank You
We want to extend our gratitude to those who ordered poinsettias from our club again this year. We can't thank you enough. We are still giving monies to the kids of Las Cruces through different means and this is one of our fundraisers to offer that assistance. The poinsettias are currently being delivered as they are arriving.
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 too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
The Optimist Creed was first published by Christian Larson in 1912 and adopted (in a shortened version) by Optimist International in 1922.
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.
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.