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youth in New England and most of New York State
Meeting the needs of
young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have
been "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" since 1919.
Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at
providing a helping hand to youth. Club Members are best
known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes. By
believing in young people and empowering them to be the
best they can, Optimist volunteers continually make this
world a better place to live. There are 100,000 individual
Members who belong to more than 3,100 autonomous Clubs.
Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each year,
serving six million young people. Optimists also spend $78
million on their communities annually.
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Optimist International will be recognized
worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all
children and helps them develop to their full potential.
By providing hope and positive vision,
Optimists bring out the best in kids.
be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you
make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism
think only of the best, to work only for the best and to
expect only the best.
be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are
about your own.
forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater
achievements of the future.
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.
be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for
fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.