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My fellow Optimists, On behalf of the youth and communities we serve, my wife, Sara, and I would like to congratulate you for what you have done in the past to bring out the best in our youth, our communities and yourselves. The need has never been greater for service minded individuals and Clubs to make a difference. More than 85,000 Optimists devote countless hours and energy toward making a difference in our communities. Each year, several million youth, members and communities benefit from what we do as Optimists. When you agree to serve your Club or the North Carolina West District, you make a commitment to do your best in whatever capacity you have agreed to serve. Our Lt. Governors are the direct link between our Clubs and Optimist International. Our Club’s Board of Directors manages the affairs of the Club with the ultimate objective of serving the needs of their respective communities. I challenge you to “Promise Yourself” to approach this year of Optimism with enthusiasm, dedication and pride and to live by the words of our amazing CREED.
Thank you for all you do in the true spirit of Optimism.

Very Optimistically,

John Laurents, Sr. Governor, North Carolina West District
  • To be strong that no one can disturbe your peace of mind

  • To talk health ,happiness and prosperity to every person you meet

  • To make all your friends feel that there is some thing in them

  • To look at the sunny side of every thing and make your optimism come true

  • To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own

  • To forget the mistake of the past and press on to the greater achievments of future

  • To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile

  • To give so much time to improvment of yourself that you have no time to criticize others

  • To be large for worry ,too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble


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


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


  • 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

  • To belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.