About Us

Helping Youth in the Community

About us

Optimist Clubs participate in community service programs that are dedicated to bringing out the best in kids. Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and do their part through community service programs. Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Optimist Clubs see a need in their community and react to it.

On October 3, 1936, Sacramento Optimist Club, Inc. was charted in Stockton, California and is the oldest active service club in Sacramento. Since its charter, Sacramento Optimist Club has helped expand optimism from Fresno in the south to Chico in the north and Salt Lake City to the east. Many things have changed in Sacramento in that time, but one thing has remained constant: The service to youth in the region. Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,900 local clubs whose members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves. Optimist Clubs participate in community service programs that are dedicated to bringing out the best in kids. Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and do their part through community service programs.

Mission, Vision & Purposes: 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 Optimists provide service in their communities while living by the tenets of the Optimist Creed.

Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. 

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

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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The Optimist Club of Sacramento meets every Thursday at 12:15 at Lucca’s Restaurant, 1615 J St. Sacramento 95814. We welcome guests, let us know you are coming and we will save you a seat!

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