Special Needs Optimist Clubs

The Special Needs Advisor Guide will answer many questions about how to form this very special Optimist Club. If you have questions, please reach out to District Governor Becky at INDN4Optimists@gmail.com .

To make my world a better place…

I will be strong. I will give a smile.

I will forgive. I will encourage others.

I will be happy. I will be a friend.

Modified Creed used by both Clubs

The DC (Delaware County) Special ‘Opts’ Optimist Club of Muncie IN, chartered Feb, 2020

Fun projects and activities, even during Covid, have been arts and crafts (project kits picked up and taken home to complete), coloring quilt squares, painting Blarney Stones, and online Bingo.

The Marvel-Us Optimist Club of Rochester IN, chartered Sept 2019

Service projects have included handing out glow-in-the-dark toys at the downtown Trick or Treat Boo Fest, replenishing pantries at Ronald McDonald House – Ft Wayne and Emmaus Mission – Logansport via food drives, providing toys for CASA volunteers and DCS to have on hand to help children, ringing Salvation Army bells, making and delivering greeting cards to nursing homes, providing Valentine’s Party for nursing home residents, painting and hiding Positive Rocks, picking up trash at a walking trail, as well as having much fun and laughter while painting pumpkins, painting rocks, and having a Christmas Party. The Marvel-Us Optimist Club is partnering with Ben’s Blue Bags to provide training and tools to their local EMS and Fire Departments.