Optimist International is an association of more than 2,600 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be.
The Arthur Optimist Club was chartered on May 29th, 1967 and is part of the Midwertern Ontario District of Optimist International, District 46. Clubs in this district are located in Midwestern Ontario and the boundaries are roughly Guelph to the east, London to the west, Lake Erie to the South and the Bruce pennisula to the North. The Club has contributed to the betterment of youth in the Arthur area and throughout southern Ontario in various ways. Meeting Location: Arthur Legion Bi- Monthy: 2nd & 4th Wednesday 7:00pm
Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people. The Optimist motto is 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