ABOUT US

Our upbeat outlook, and our commitment to creating a more optimistic future for kids is what differentiates Optimist Clubs from any other volunteer opportunity. Bringing out the best in kids!

THE PURPOSE OF THE 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 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.

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From sponsoring youth athletic leagues, to weatherizing the homes of the elderly, to conducting oratorical contest for young people — Optimist Clubs are responding to the special needs of our community.

ESTD 1959

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YOUTH SPORTS

Each fall, Weatherford's youth take to the field and sidelines to learn good sportsmanship, optimism, and the basics of football and cheer.

Recognizing youth leaders

RECOGNIZING YOUTH

Recognizing youth is just one of the ways we encourage exceptional students and youth leaders in junior high and high school. 

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Programs & Projects

Optimist programs and community projects are at the heart of everything we do. 

Youth Sports

The Optimist Club provides area youth an opportunity to participate in football & cheer - teaching kids teamwork and sportsmanship.

Youth Appreciation

Build students self esteem by recognizing their talents and those who have made a change for the better and to honor deserving youth. We recognize junior and high school students 4 times per year.

Optimist Scholarship Contests

Essay and Oratorical contests provides youth the opportunity to express their views, gain experience in public speaking and give opinions on the world in which they live.

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Communication Contest for the Deaf & hard of hearing

The CCDHH contest provides an opportunity for young people to communicate in a public forum while developing valuable skills and confidence.

Optimist Golf

As one of junior golf's most prestigious events, the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships provide a unique opportunity for junior golfers around the globe. 

Childhood Cancer Campaign

Building awareness of the disease that kills more children than any other in North America.

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.