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CU Optimist Bulletin from February 5th meeting

Posted by Jonathan Fields on February 20, 2009 at 8:30 AM
Next Meeting- Saturday, February 28
St. Matthew Lutheran, Urbana 10:00 am

February 5th meeting
President Jim called the meeting to order. Mason gave the invocation. Howard led us in the pledge. Guests present included Pam Blosser. Members present were Peggy, Jim, Howard, Joan, Miriam, Connie, and Mason.

Pam Blosser of the School of Metaphysics, talked to us about “Being Positive in a Pessimistic World.” The school teaches positive thinking. Use every experience to the fullest. 1 When you catch yourself in a negative or limiting thought- STOP. 2 Forgive the other person. Forgive yourself. 3 Look for good.

•  We received a letter of thanks from Mara, Stephen and Lisa Dolan. Mara is our essay winner.

• Schnucks is hosting the 20th annual Valentine Party for couples married more than 50 years. 

• Children Challenge nominations are due March 9th. The awards will be March 19th.

Birthday            Anniversary       
1 Laura Auteberry
22 Jeff Wendling
29 Dan Gibble

Door prizes were won by Jim, Pam and Peggy.

Essay Contest topic- “The Power of Youth”
Oratorical Contest topic-“For Me, Optimism is. .”

"Optimists- Friend of Youth-
Bringing Out The Best In Kids."

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Upcoming Events     
February 28 Oratorical Contest “For Me, Optimism Is . . .”
March 5
March 19 Children Challenge Awards
April 2
May 21 Respect For Law
June 4 High School Scholarship winners
June 6 Fishing Derby- Kaufman Lake
June 15-17 Illinois District Junior World of Golf at Red Tail Run Golf Course, Decatur

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Benjamin Franklin 

Next meeting
Saturday, February 28 10:00 am
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Oratorical Contest
Pizza lunch to follow the contest.

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Reply Berry Patterson
11:18 AM on February 21, 2010 
Not bad article, but I really miss that you didn't express your opinion, but ok you just have different approach
Reply Alvaro Hill
01:54 AM on February 21, 2010 
It is useful to try everything in practise anyway and I like that here it's always possible to find something new. :)
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12:49 PM on February 19, 2010 
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And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! :)