Mission, Vision & Purposes

Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.

Vision: Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

Purposes: 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 the 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.

Optimist Creed

Optimists provide service in their communities while living by the tenets of the Optimist Creed.

Optimist International Foundations

Helping Optimists Help Kids

Optimist International Foundation

Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation

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For Members and individuals who live in the United States, Caribbean and other nations.

For Members and individuals who live in Canada

Contributions are processed through the Optimist International Foundation and the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation.



Faces of Optimism

  
Joshua Zaidel
Helping kids since   2010
 
 
Joshua joined Metro Milwaukee, Wi Optimist Club in 2010
and has sponsored 4 Optimist members
2019 Essay Contest Committee Chair Southern Wisconsin 
2019 Leadership Development Committee Chair Southern Wisconsin 
2019 Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) Committee Chair Southern Wisconsin 
2018 Club Treasurer Metro Milwaukee, Wi 
2018 Club Foundation Representative Metro Milwaukee, Wi 
2018 Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) Committee Chair Southern Wisconsin 
2018 Essay Contest Committee Chair Southern Wisconsin 
2018 Oratorical Contest Committee Chair Southern Wisconsin 
2018 Convention District Ambassador Southern Wisconsin 
2018 Club Trainers International 
2017 Club Foundation Representative Metro Milwaukee, Wi 
2017 District Governor Southern Wisconsin 
2017 Essay Contest Committee Chair Southern Wisconsin 
2017 Club Trainers International 
2016 Club Foundation Representative Metro Milwaukee, Wi 
2016 Club Trainers International 
2015 Club Treasurer Metro Milwaukee, Wi 
2015 District Secretary Southern Wisconsin 
2014 District Secretary Southern Wisconsin 
2013 Membership Committee Chair Southern Wisconsin 
2012 Club President Metro Milwaukee, Wi 
2012 Membership Committee Chair Southern Wisconsin 
2011 District Lieutenant Governor, Zone 1 Southern Wisconsin, Zone: 01 
2011 Membership Committee Chair Southern Wisconsin 
2004 Club President University Of Wi-Whitewater, Wi 
2013 President Citation (OMR) - Outstanding Membership Recognition 
2011 Distinguished - District Lieutenant Governor, Zone 1, Dist #09 
2011 Distinguished - Membership Committee Chair, Dist #09