Greetings NC West Optimists!

It is with great humility and honor for me to begin my year as your Governor for Optimist year 2015 – 2016! I am truly excited about the upcoming year and I hope that all of you will join me in my enthusiasm as we continue the great tradition of the North Carolina West District! Together, we can achieve our goals and make our Optimist Mission Statement come true “By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in children, our communities and in ourselves”

What are your goals for 2015 – 2016? It is time to identify them, write them down, share them, review them daily and make them a reality! I am here to help you achieve those goals. It is also time for me to share my goals for this upcoming year. First and foremost, we will all do everything that we can to positively affect the lives of children and our community. Secondly, we will grow our optimist family by creating new clubs, attracting and adding new members and focusing on retaining those that we have. Third, we need to continue to learn all that we can about this great organization and all of our individual clubs as well. Fourth, we will make a positive impact on every community that we have a presence in and discover new communities that would benefit from our optimism and seek to share it with them. The fifth goal we will make our District the most optimistic in Optimist International and strive to be a leader within the organization. All in all, I want us to have fun during the year, while we achieve our goals.

I look forward to seeing and speaking with all of you during the next 12 months! Let’s all focus on our goals, recognize that we have a great team that is assembled to help us realize those goals and let’s be proud of our great NC West heritage and continue to build on it! Right here, right now!
I am proud to be an Optimist and hope that you make Optimism a daily part of your life as well.
Dianne Mallard, NC West District Governor.
  • 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, Optimists bring out the best in kids.


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.