On March 27th, The Belmont Optimist Club hosted it's 50th Annual Oratorical Contest.
Students under the age of 19 who have not yet graduated from high school, or the equivalent, and who are educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean were eligible. This year's topic was titled, “How My Passions Impact the World”. Our Gold Medallion winners will compete on April 27 at the WNC District 2 Contest for the chance to advance to the WNC Regional Contest and a $2500 scholarship.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS IN THE 5OTH BELMONT OPTIMIST ORATORICAL CONTEST GOLD 1ST PLACE: WEST RUSSELL AND LAUREN FUSSELL SILVER 2ND PLACE:GRANT JOHNSON AND LAUREN ANDREWS BRONZE 3RD PLACE: LOGAN HOBSON AND ZACH MOSTELLER
2014 Optimist Essay Contest
The Belmont Optimist Club recently sponsored the 2014 Optimist International Essay Contest open to all students age 19 and below. The essay theme was entitled, "How Dreams Lead to Success". We are proud to announce that South Point High School Junior, Nadean Coufal's essay was selected to represent the Belmont Optimist Club at the Western North Carolina District Contest. Nadine was awarded $200 by the Belmont Optimist Club . Nadean has the opportunity to win a $2500 schlorship if her essay is selected as winner at the district level. We would also like to recogonize the two runner ups that attend South Point High School as well. They are Thomas Matthew and Kayla Booth. Thomas and Kayla both recieved a $25 gift card. We want to thank the students that participated in this years contest.
Left to Right: Nadean, Thomas, and Kayla
2014 Mid South All American Scholars Named
The Pop Warner Mid-South Region has recognized the following individuals from our Pee Wee and Junior Pee Wee cheerleading and football teams as Pop Warner Mid-South Region All American Scholars!
Rickey Whited III
Congratulations to all Scholars for their hard work and accomplishments, you are commended on how hard you have worked and the dedication that you have shown to your studies and your team.
Purposes of the Optimist Club
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. Optimist International
Belmont Optimist Information
Belmont Optimist Join today!For an application, click on the handout tab from the menu to download your application. The cost is $25 per quarter, which includes light refreshments at every monthly meeting. The Belmont Optimist supports our teams through the Pop Warner football/cheerleading programs. Also, throughout the year, the Optimist sponsors the Belmont Little League Baseball, Belmont Parks and Rec. Basketball, the student oratorical contest, essay contest, Respect the Law, and more.
GET INVOLVED!! IT'S FOR THE KIDS!!
Belmont Optimist PO Box 1333 Belmont, N.C. 28012
2014 Meeting Dates
Happy New Year’s Optimist Members!
Our first meeting of 2014 will be Jan 13, 7:30PM at Belmont Foursquare Church. Light refreshments will be served.
Meeting dates for 2014 have been set. Please mark your calendars.
Jan 13th – New Officer Installations
March 27th – Oratorical Contest and Essay Contest.
May 12th – Law Enforcement
Aug 11th – Optimist of Year
Dec 8th - Holiday Dinner
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.
Belmont Optimist Club would like to thank the following for their support of youth sports in our community.