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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To support Optimist International’s programs:

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

  
Diane K Siefkes
Helping kids since   2006
 
 
Diane joined Lincoln-Sunrise, Ne Optimist Club in 2006
Diane joined Lincoln Friends Optimist Club, NE Optimist Club in 2018
and has sponsored 4 Optimist members
2022  Club Foundation Representative Lincoln Friends Optimist Club, NE 
2021  Club Foundation Representative Lincoln-Sunrise, Ne 
2021  Club Foundation Representative Optimist Club Of Nebraska City, Ne 
2021  Club Foundation Representative Lincoln Friends Optimist Club, NE 
2021  Marketing Committee Chair Nebraska 
2021  Club Trainers International 
2021  Leadership Development Committee Member International 
2020  Club Foundation Representative Lincoln-Sunrise, Ne 
2020  Club Foundation Representative Optimist Club Of Nebraska City, Ne 
2020  Club Foundation Representative Lincoln Friends Optimist Club, NE 
2020  Club Trainers International 
2019  Club Foundation Representative Lincoln-Sunrise, Ne 
2019  Club Foundation Representative Optimist Club Of Nebraska City, Ne 
2019  Club Foundation Representative Lincoln Friends Optimist Club, NE 
2019  Social Media Committee Chair Nebraska 
2019  Club Trainers International 
2019  Marketing Committee Chair International 
2018  Club Foundation Representative Lincoln-Sunrise, Ne 
2018  Club Foundation Representative Optimist Club Of Nebraska City, Ne 
2018  Club Trainers International 
2018  Marketing Committee Member International 
2017  Club Foundation Representative Lincoln-Sunrise, Ne 
2017  Club Foundation Representative Optimist Club Of Nebraska City, Ne 
2017  Club Trainers International 
2017  Marketing & Communication Committee Member International 
2016  Club President Lincoln-Sunrise, Ne 
2016  Club Foundation Representative Lincoln-Sunrise, Ne 
2016  Club Foundation Representative Optimist Club Of Nebraska City, Ne 
2016  Club Trainers International 
2015  Club Foundation Representative Optimist Club Of Nebraska City, Ne 
2015  Club Foundation Representative Lincoln-Sunrise, Ne 
2015  District Foundation Representative Nebraska 
2015  Candidate Qualifications Committee Chair Nebraska 
2015  Audit and Finance Committee Chair Nebraska 
2015  Convention District Ambassador Nebraska 
2015  Club Trainers International 
2014  District Governor Nebraska 
2014  Club Trainers International 
2013  Public Relations Chair Nebraska 
2013  Club Trainers International 
2012  District Lieutenant Governor, Zone 6 Nebraska, Zone: 06 
2008  Club President Lincoln-Sunrise, Ne 
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