Promise Yourself ~

  • To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
  • To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
  • To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
  • To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
  • To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
  • To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  • To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, & too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Spread The Word!

Bringing out the best in kids

The Kent Optimist Club of Grand Rapids invites you to stretch your horizons and contribute a bit of your
time to help us
"Bring Out the Best in Kids".

If you are searching for an outlet to help your community, personal development, and rewarding camaraderie, you'll find what you are looking for here with the Optimists.  Visit us at our next meeting and help us make a difference.

Events and Meetings coming up:  Click here for full Calendar

Books for Kids
Check out the delighted faces of these children as they examine the new books we purchased for their library and classrooms. The Books for Kids Project Page

We always have several projects ongoing that we sponsor or support,  all aimed at reaching out to the youth in our community.  But, we are always looking for more... do you have a suggestion for us?

Go here to see what we are currently up to.

So What is a Typical Optimist?
Anyone... Everyone!  To be an Optimist, all you need is a desire to serve your community, and especially the Children, through active participation with other like-minded people.  The Optimist Creed says it all!


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