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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

Roger Grandbois
Helping kids since   2000
Roger joined St-Antoine, Qc Optimist Club in 2000
Roger joined Club Optimiste Les Boys 1 Des Laurentides Optimist Club in 2015
and has sponsored 6 Optimist members
2018 Convention District Ambassador Quebec West 
2017 District Governor Quebec West 
2015 Club President La Seigneurie Du Comté De Terrebonne Inc., Qc 
2015 District Lieutenant Governor, Zone 5 Quebec West, Zone: 05 
2012 Club President St-Antoine, Qc 
2015 5 MBR PIN 
2010 President Citation (OMR) - Outstanding Membership Recognition