Our Recent Meeting Guests, Events, Notes

09-07-23 Meeting

Grace and her family from Everybody rides with Grace came to our meeting this morning and received a check from our club. Grace has a ride coming up on Oct 7. We went over profit and loss budget. We will be selling Poinsettias again this year Thanks to Mike for all his help on finding us a person to get them from. We will be wearing tee shirts or polo shirts with our club logo instead of our vets. New member Frank has a Handball Event coming up Oct 14 and 15 at lions park we will have a table set up. Talked about helping out with The Club House don’t know dates or times for that yet.

09-09-23 Bicycle Repair at Central Elementary

Good turn out in Optimists and students needs bicycle repair. Thanks to all who organized and participated.

National Night Out 2023

08-31-23 Meeting


Len talked about having our club budget meeting on September 21 at Andele Restaurant in old Mesa between 4 and 6 pm. Talked about Tommy’s bicycle event coming up on September 9th at Central Elementary wants us there by 8 am to have breakfast. Mike talked about whether we still want to be involved with Poinsettia sales. Our guest speaker today was Frank Holguin Tournament Director for Junior Handball in Las Cruces New Mexico. He is thinking about becoming a member of our club! And we Hope that he does!

08-24-23 Meeting


Len talked about a budget meet set for the week of September 18. There is a Cub Scout event at Leesburg state park Oct 7. There is a community event Spirit of giving Gala Sat Oct 7 at 6pm until 10:30 pm Las Cruces Convention Center. One person ticket is $125 a person up to 1,400.00 for a table of 12. A friend of Jack , Bev Nelson came by to see what our club is about . Guest speaker Keneth Dawson spoke to us about his job as a 911 dispatch. And how they have new technology on how 911 responds quicker.

08-17-23 Meeting

Len talked to us about if we bring in a new member for our club we will get a new tee-shirt for our club with our logo on it. Len also talked about a budget meeting for next month at night we can pick where it's going to be. Tommy has an event Saturday September 9th at Central Elementary for bike repair from 9am to noon. Breakfast is included around 8:30. Mike talked about how well the district meeting went. New district leader there is a district meeting in El Paso September 23 at 1pm. We won the spouse travel award. Mike also talked about insurance how it's changing for volunteers and kids. Background checks are needed now. We need to increase new members. We need name tags. Talked about passport books and how we need to learn about them and train new members in filling them out.

07-20-23 Meeting


Adam filling in for Len

Adam Lucero filled in for Len. Topic's were National Night Out and what we can come up that's fun for the kids. Talked about a silent auction coming up on Oct 7th at the Las Cruces convention center. Talked about bike ride Everybody rides with grace. Talked about maybe redoing the way are club meeting cards and pamphlets look.

07-13-23 Meeting

Len and Essay winner, Emme Apodaca

Warren VP of Youth congregated Emme Apodaca for winning a 2500 scholarship LC district National scholarship. Emme is 11 years old and is in the 11th grade. Her mother, Grandmother and her Grandfather were with her this morning . Her Grand father Gilbert talked about how special and smart Emme is. Tommy talked about his Joi club how on September 9th at Central they are having a bike repair project from 8 to 12 . Talked about a vets parade coming up . Mark talked about how positive the Boy Scouts are doing and how well it's going with girls joining and thanked our club for support .

07-06-23 Meeting

Went over Profit and loss. Don talked about 1st Annual Everybody rides with grace reduce the carbon footprint ride on Oct 7th 2023. Andrea Holguin has requested funds for that ride. Don also talked about Barbara Toth requesting funds for packets to teach students about road safety and just being more mindful on the road and being less distracted. Talked about night out on Aug 1 and coming up with ideas for the kids. Talked about board taking action on check signers.

 06-29-23 Meeting

Denali Wilson discussing De-Serving

Don talked about National Night Out and ways our club can help out . It will be on Aug 1 from 6 to 9 pm Downtown Plaza where the farmers market usually is . Mike talked about putting a All Stars Baseball Manual together . Guest speakers were Denali Wilson Don's daughter and Carissa McGee . Denali talked about her program De-serving providing advocacy for adults that have committed life long sentences crimes when they were just kids . Carissa McGee is a great example how with Denali’s help and her program can turn someone's life around and still do great things to help other people .



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46th Annual Bob Ogas NM High School Baseball All-Star Classic

We want to send our thanks and appreciation to the players, coaches, sponsors and volunteers that made the Bob Ogas All Stars games of 2023 another success for the players and families!!!



Tour de Optimism 2023

Another Tour de Optimism success!  Thanks to the sponsors, riders, and volunteers that made this successful.

Tour de Optimism 2023


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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.

Our 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.



By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

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