2. Optimist Clubs
3. 1911 First Optimist Club started in Buffalo, NY.With growing urbanization and industrialization,Optimist Clubs offered a way to express the desire for a positive outlookamidst change.1919 Optimist International was founded at a gathering of all known Optimist Clubs in Indianapolis, Indiana.1920s The Optimist Creed was adopted, the octagon logo was developed, The Optimist Magazine was first published and the organization adopted a motto : Friend of Boy.(Revised later to be Friend of Youth.)1930s After losing membership at the beginning of the Great Depression, Optimist International ended the decade with twice as many members as before.1940s Millions of dollars were raised in Optimist-sponsored war bond drives.Membership continued to grow. 1950s-60s-70s Known for expansion of programs and members and the creation of the 501c3 Optimist International Foundation.1980s Women joined Optimist International and statistics revealed that Optimist Clubs reached five million young people each year.1990s to present technology led growth with televised OIJGC, Rose Bowl Parade, Internet Safety Programsand the international humanitarian appeal of the Childhood Cancer Campaign.Milestones 4.
are well known in their communities for their positive attitudesThroughout history 5. Because they share the powerfulOptimist Creed 6.
Together, they make the world a better place in which to live Optimist Clubs 7.
Conduct more than 65,000 service projects each year Optimist Clubs 8. Childhood Cancer Campaign Optimist International Junior Golf Championships Optimist Club projectsearn national attention 9. Optimist Clubs Essay Contest Oratorical Contest Communications Contestfor the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Provide opportunitiesfor students to earn scholarships 10. Optimist Club projectshave a regional impactOptimist Football & Cheerleading programin SW Idaho involves more than 10,000 childrenOptimist Junior Curling in British Columbiainvolves 1,000 children 11. Most projects are best known within their community Youth Appreciation Respect for Law Tri-Star Sports Youth Safety JOOI ClubsInternet Safety 12. 13.
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An Optimist Club brings out the best in you 15. We invite you to join thePacificNorthwestDistrict of Optimist International 16. TheEagle Optimist ClubWould be part of more than 3,000 clubs made up of adults sharing similar concerns and working towards similar goals Be automatically enrolled in the Optimist International liability insurance program Qualify to receive charitable contributions through the Optimist International Foundations501c3 umbrella Be self-directed 17. What project, program or activity wouldrock your worldandmake Eagle aneven better place to live? Make it happen. Be a part of theEagle Optimist Club. Join today!
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