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Mission, Vision & Purposes

Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.

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.

Optimist Creed


Optimists provide service in their communities while living by the tenets of the Optimist Creed.

Optimist International Foundations

Helping Optimists Help Kids

Optimist International Foundation
Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation
Donate Now
To support Optimist International’s programs:

For Members and individuals who live in the United States, Caribbean and other nations.
For Members and individuals who live in Canada.
Contributions are processed through the Optimist International Foundation and the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation.



Faces of Optimism

  
Adrian M Elcock
Helping kids since 1998
 
 
Adrian joined Barbados Bridgetown, Ba Optimist Club in 1998
Adrian joined Ocho Rios, Ja Optimist Club in 2006
and has sponsored 45 Optimist members
2018 Club Foundation Representative Barbados Bridgetown, Ba 
2018 International Board of Directors International 
2018 Certified District Trainers International 
2017 Convention District Ambassador Caribbean 
2017 International Board of Directors International 
2017 Certified District Trainers International 
2016 International Board of Directors International 
2016 Certified District Trainers International 
2015 Certified District Trainers International 
2015 Audit & Finance Committee Member International 
2014 Certified District Trainers International 
2013 Certified District Trainers International 
2013 Membership Committee Member International 
2012 Certified District Trainers International 
2011 International Vice President, Region 2 (SE)  
2011 Certified District Trainers International 
2010 Certified District Trainers International 
2009 International Development Committee Chair Caribbean 
2009 Certified District Trainers International 
2009 Governance Committee Member International 
2008 Certified District Trainers International 
2008 Certified Club Builder International 
2008 Governance Committee Member International 
2007 Certified Trainer Verification Committee International 
2007 Certified Club Builder International 
2007 Credentials Committee Member International 
2006 District Governor Caribbean 
2006 Certified Trainer Verification Committee International 
2006 Certified Club Builder International 
2002 District Lieutenant Governor, Zone 15 Caribbean, Zone: 15 
2002 Supplies Committee Chair Caribbean 
2000 Club President Barbados Bridgetown, Ba 
2017 35 MBR PIN 
2006 Distinguished - District Governor, Dist #78 
2006 Honor - District Governor, Dist #78 
2006 Outstanding - District Governor, Dist #78