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.


Link to Nebraska District Optimists
Link to Star City Optimist Youth Foundation
Link to Optimist International

Optimist Club of Lincoln 
    Helping kids in Lincoln, Nebraska  since 1926

Meeting Information:
  • The first Thursday of the month, our club meets at 6:30p.m. at a location in Lincoln that is chosen monthly. You may call Mike at 402-580-6357 for the location each month.
  • On the 3rd Thursday of the month, we have a dinner meeting.  It starts at 6:30 p.m. and  is held at the Hy-Vee, 52nd and O Street, in the second floor private meeting room. You MUST have reservation made with Sharon by Wednesday prior, call her at 402 450-7906.
Who are we and what do we do?

We are people who care about our communities and want to make a difference in the lives of young people. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service programs for children in communities throughout the world.

Junior Optimist Clubs

Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI) clubs are  Optimist clubs within youth organizations or schools.  They are one of the largest and most active youth service organizations in the world.  Their motto is "Kids Serving Kids."  JOOI Clubs empower young people to make positive decisions to serve fellow youth and their communities.