Purposes of an Optimist Club:
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 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.
Our positive approach
Our upbeat outlook, and our commitment to creating a more optimistic future for kids is what differentiates Optimist Clubs from any other volunteer opportunity.
Communities in the United States, Canada, the nations of the Caribbean and other countries throughout the world have been touched by the powerful, positive force of Optimist Club Members.
From sponsoring youth athletic leagues, to weatherizing the homes of the elderly, to conducting oratorical contests for young people—Optimist Clubs are responding to the special needs of our local communities.
Although we come from all walks of life, Optimist Club Members share one common trait. We know that we can make a difference in the lives of others.
What should I expect?
Every Optimist Club was formed by people who wanted to reach out to help youth and the community; people like you and me. Members of an Optimist Club usually live in or work in the community. Members have joined together to serve others and to promote Optimism as a way of life.
Each Optimist Club is chartered as a Member of Optimist International. This gives the Club the right to use the Optimist name and provides each Club with services and programs offered by Optimist International.
Each Optimist Club operates autonomously. This means they operate independently of each other. They choose their own activities, elect their own officers and raise their own funds. A Club’s service activities are based on the needs of the community. What a Club can do is limited only by the imagination and resources of the Members.
Optimist Clubs do share certain similarities. This offers you, the Member, the assurance of knowing wherever you are, should you wish to attend an Optimist Club’s meeting, certain components will be the same.
The programs and guest speakers offer the Members an opportunity to learn, grow and improve themselves. The program features the youth in the community, as in the Essay and Oratorical Contests or in the Youth Appreciation activities. These meetings help to reinforce our commitment and allow us to take pride in our accomplishments.
Whether you are searching for an outlet to help your community, personal development, or rewarding camaraderie, you’ll find what you’re looking for in your local Optimist Club. Joiners become more tolerant and empathetic to the needs of their community.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Friend of Optimists. For just $75.00 a year, you can support the good work that the Optimist Club of Solano County does for the youth in their community. Monthly meetings are always the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Meetings are held at Mary’s Pizza Shack, located at 505 Davis St. Vacaville, CA. 95688.
Together with our Friends, we can continue to reach millions of children worldwide and inspire them to be the very best they can be.