An Optimist Club…
is a non-profit voluntary organization made up of civic minded men and women banded together for progressive thought and action in community service. Membership is by invitation and is composed of citizens drawn from business, industry, agriculture, and the professions. Members are motivated by the desire to contribute to the community from which they and their families draw daily benefits. There is no greater opportunity for participation in community affairs and service than in an Optimist Club. We take pride in supporting our youth and thus the slogan “Friend of Youth”.
The Optimist Club meets at our clubhouse on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:30PM.
The Optimist Club offers several membership programs that will fit your needs:
-Club Membership $100 per year
-Club Spouse Membership $50 per year. Same benefits as a club member
-Friend of Optimist Membership $100 per year. All the benefits of a regular member, except cannot vote at club meetings.
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.
Many have found inspiration in The Optimist Creed. In hospitals, the creed has been used to help patients recover from illness. In lock rooms, coaches have used it to motivate their players. Optimist International adopted this creed in 1922. It was originally published in 1912 in a book titled, “Your Forces and How to Use Them.” The author was Christian D. Larson, a prolific writer and lecturer who believed that people have tremendous latent powers, which could be harnessed for success with the proper attitude.
To develop optimism as a philosophy of life;
To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs;
To inspire respect for 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 man, his community, and the world.