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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.
Patrick W. Prendergast
Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea, Jamaica
Helping kids since 2007
Patrick's favorite line from the
Promise Yourself: To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
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