Manchaca Optimist Club
The Manchaca Optimist Club is the host organization for the New Youth Sports Complex west of the community of Manchaca. The club is now meeting every Wednesday at the complex. Guests and potential members are always welcome at the meetings. The Optimist Creed-
The club is affiliated with Optimist International which sponsors clubs all over the United States, plus clubs in Canada, Mexico and Jamaica.
The Manchaca Optimists have many youth oriented activities in addition to the Youth Sports Complex. Scholarship programs are available for Essay and Oratorical contests. Junior World of Golf, Help Them Hear, Respect for Law, Signing Santa and Bicycle Safety are some of the other programs.
Youth Appreciation is held every spring, where several hundred young men and women are invited to the state Capitol House of Representatives chamber floor to receive recognition for their school achievements. Their parents watch from the gallery above the chamber floor.
The Gold Leadership Seminar is held in San Antonio every May. This gathering of outstanding students, selected by their schools, allows them to interface with community leaders and business owners to learn business and communication skills to help them take charge of their future.
You have supported our fund raising efforts if you purchased your Christmas Tree at our tree lot in Garrison Park on Manchaca Rd. in the past. Trees are now sold at the MOYSC ball park complex beginning the day after Thanksgiving.
The Optimist Motto is "Friend of Youth".
Visit one of the meetings. The meeting is started with the "Pledge of Allegiance", minutes and financial reports are then read. The business meeting follows. The meeting may be interuppted for a meal. The business meeting continues and then the meeting is closed with the Optimist Creed.
Help is always needed. The club appreciates the help of the community in making the new Youth Sports Complex a reality. A lot has been done, but there is much more to be done. Donations of time, money, equipment and your expertise are needed. We look forward to hearing from you.
For additional information, please contact Craig Gore at 554-2634.
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 to 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 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 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.