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CLUB 37-160

Serving the youth of Olathe since 1946!

The role of the Optimist club...

changes with the needs of the community, but we find it important to be a part of a ‘family’ of like minded people who come together in fun and fellowship to work together on fund-raising projects to meet our goals to provide fun, learning opportunities, and support for the children of our community. It is said that each Optimist touches the lives of 33 kids a year, with over 20,000 youth in Olathe, you can see that we need your involvement to insure that we are meeting the needs of our community and we invite you to join us. Being a part of an International Organization with over 103,000 members brings us a wealth of support and special opportunities to interact with club members state-wide, nationally, and internationally.

The purposes of an Optimist Club are:

  • To develop optimism as a philosophy of life;

  • To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs;

  • To inspire respect for 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 people, the community and the world.


The 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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