What we are:
The Optimist Club of Claremore was charted by Optimist International in the late 1970s. It has been one of the long-lasting community groups in Claremore. We engage in many programs to aid youth: scholarships, essay contests, and our youth basketball program, to name only a few. The details of those are set out on additional pages, linked in the menu bar at left.
The Club is an affiliate of Optimist International. More details about the orgnization can be found on the website of Optimist International. The club is in the Oklahoma District of Optimist International. There are nearly 30 clubs in Oklahoma, and nearly 100,000 card-carrying Optimists world-wide.
Our Calendar of Activities:
More about the Club:
For starters, here is some of the driving force of our group:
Mission Statement of Optimist International:
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.
Purpose of Optimist Club:
- 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 youthin 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.
The Optimist Creed:
- 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.