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This website was created by Research Idaho to support new club building in the Pacific Northwest District of Optimist International.  We hope that you will find the information helpful wherever your club or district is located.  Please direct questions or comments to:

Linda Vaught





The Optimist Creed

The Optimist Creed is enjoyed throughout the world. Optimist Clubs display a banner with these inspirational words and recite the creed every time they gather for unity and strength in their mission. We guarantee, the creed will bring out the Optimist in you.

Download your own printable copy.

Promise Yourself-

· 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.

Optimist International Mission/Vision Statement

By providing hope and a positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.




Ken Garner is the International President for 2014-2015.

He encourages all those around him and especially fellow Optimist Club members to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

Optimist International is an international service organization comprised of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs. Optimist Clubs serve their local communities by developing optimism as a philosophy of life; promoting an interest in good government and civic affairs; inspiring a respect for law; promoting patriotism and international accord, and friendship among all people; and aiding and encouraging the development of youth, in the belief that giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

Optimist International