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

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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

  
Rudy Corn
Helping kids since   2006
 
 
Rudy joined Hall County-Gainesville Inc., GA Optimist Club in 2006
and has sponsored 11 Optimist members
2021  Club President Hall County-Gainesville Inc., GA 
2019  District Lieutenant Governor, Zone 3 GATEway, Zone: 03 
2017  District Governor GATEway 
2015  Club President Hall County-Gainesville Inc., GA 
2014  Essay Contest Committee Chair GATEway 
2013  Oratorical Contest Committee Chair GATEway 
2012  Activities Committee Chair GATEway 
2011  Membership Committee Chair GATEway 
2010  District Lieutenant Governor, Zone 4 GATEway, Zone: 04 
2009  Club President Hall County-Gainesville Inc., GA 
2008  Club President Hall County-Gainesville Inc., GA 
2018  10 MBR SPONSOR PIN - ACCUMULATIVE 
2017  5 MBR PIN 
2010  President Citation (OMR) - Outstanding Membership Recognition