The Fond du Lac Evening Optimist Club is a nonprofit organization, under the global youth-oriented organization, Optimist International. As a service club, we strive to demonstrate our mission, vision, purpose plus live by the Optimists Creed in everything we do.

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.

Optimists 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 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 to the improvement of yourself 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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