By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.
Optimist International will be
recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.
The Optimist Creed (recited at end
of every Optimist Club meeting)
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of
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.
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
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
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.
Purposes of Optimist International
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.