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International Board of Directors Meeting
December 4-5, 2015 (St. Louis, MO)
Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences
February through May, 2016 (Various dates & locations)
Optimist Oratorical World Championships
June 23-24, 2016 (St. Louis, MO)
98th Optimist International Convention
June 30-July 2, 2016 (Quebec City, QC)
Youth (JOOI) Convention
July 3-5, 2016 (Quebec City, QC)
Optimist International Junior Golf Championships
July 20-Aug 4, 2016 (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.
Vision: Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.
Purposes: 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 the 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.
Middleton Area Optimist Club, ID
Helping kids since 1987
Linda's favorite line from the
Promise Yourself: To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
Optimists at a Glance