Optimist Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.
Optimist International is an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be.
Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people.
Three Generations of Optimism
June 18, 2013--It might be an understatement to say Alison Purcell grew up around Optimism. Her father and grandparents, Gloria and Jim are all past Presidents and Charter Members of the Spencerville and District Optimist Club in the Central Ontario District. Her grandfather is one of the founders of the Club, which was chartered in 1991. Her father, Brian currently serves as Vice President. More>>