Welcome to Optimist International!
Congratulations on your decision! You have chosen to go “the extra mile” by becoming a Member of Optimist International. The idea of a service organization which is a Friend of Youth was created by people just like you, dedicated to going beyond the expected measure and giving more. We want you to know how much we appreciate you! Without your dedication and drive, Optimism is just a word.
You are important to your Club and to Optimist International. We have designed this program for you. The intent is to assist you in better understanding the Optimist organization. Use the material in this course to help you in getting the most from your Optimist International membership.
Optimism is an intangible commodity and not easily measured. You may never fully know how much good your efforts will bring; however, we’ve found the response to be continuous and positive. Optimists know we cannot provide too much assistance to the youth growing up in this complex world.
Being involved as an Optimist has many rewards. You will build friendships, refine personal leadership skills, expand social and business circles and develop Optimism as a way of life. You will also know that you have made the difference in the lives of many children. This is a feeling no words can describe.
Again, congratulations for choosing to become an Optimist! Enjoy giving something to your community.
Lack of awareness is the same as no choice. If we
give new choices to the youth of today, they may
create a better tomorrow.