The Optimist Club of Urbandale
Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Tuesday of the month 6:30PM.
"Promise Yourself To Be So Strong That Nothing Can Disturb Your Peace of Mind."
(The first tenant of the Optimist Creed)
May 24 Club Breakfast 6:45 Urbandale Middle School honoring literary and artistic artistic achievements of 13 middle schoolers features in the 1st edition of "Truly U
May 27 Avenue of the Flags.
May 28 Regular Club gathering Location TBD
Check out "Dates and News" Tab for Picture of Top Three Essayists in The Club Essay Contest.
Welcome! The Optimist Club of Urbandale is a group of people in the community who come together to conduct projects that will enhance the lives of children of all age groups. Here's what a couple of members had to say about their experience.
The latest pictures, videos and multi media links are below
2012 Youth Appreciation Recipients from Urbandale Middle School with Principal Dan Meyer
Optimist Club Outing at Incredible Pizza with the Young people from the Children's Cancer Connection January 8, 2013
Participants in Club Oratorical Contest Held March 31 2012 at Urbandale Middle School with President Ken Sellner (left) along with member and principal Dan Meyer (right)
AIB College of Business
May 19, 2012
Childhood Cancer Room
Renovation Project 6/3/12
We have an annual hayrack ride in the fall that is targeted toward under-privileged children. There is the annual spring time Easter Egg hunt targeted toward younger children and combined with the child identification program. We conduct a contest at the middle school level to help develop public speaking abilities and at the high school level we have an essay contest which includes scholarship opportunities. We also work with children affected by cancer. There's more information about all of this on our site including how you can get involved. But the bottom line for is really embodied in our organization's mission statement which says, "By providing hope and a positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids." Thanks for stopping by our site.
2012 Hayrack RIde with E-L-L students from Urbandale Middle School Oct.21, 2012
Pres. Dave. Sec Treasurer Judy and Cristi from Ankeny Optimist Club at Kid Fest Booth 3/1/2013