Optimist Clubs are serious about "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" and do their part through community service programs. Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their community in any way they see fit. Optimist Clubs see a need in their community and react to it.
An OPTIMIST CLUB is a voluntary organization of civic-minded men and women banded together for progressive thought and action in community service. Membership, which is by invitation only, is composed of citizens drawn from business, industry, agriculture and the professions. Members are motivated by the desire to contribute to the community from which they and their families draw daily benefits. There is no greater opportunity for participation in community affairs and service than in an Optimist Club.
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.
Optimists conduct 65,000 community service projects each year, spending $78 million in their communities. Six million kids are positively affected by Optimist programs.
Please look through our site and the links attached. You will find that Optimists do much more than walking around smiling all the time. We do have our fun, but our club and optimists everywhere are dedicated to making a difference in this world. The youths are the future and our whole reason for having an optimist club is to work with these youths.
If you’re looking for the opportunity to make new friends, experience personal growth and enrichment through leadership opportunities, and, most of all, the sense of satisfaction derived from helping others, we are the organization for you.
Much more information is available within this site and the links. If you have a comment or a need for more specific information visit the Contact Us page.
The Optimist Club of Hummelstown is very fortunate to exist in an area that give us so much support in all of our activities. Please patronize our Sponsors and Patrons.