About Us

Optimist Club #02168   Atlantic Central District

The Kutztown Optimist Club was charted on March 16, 1981 and is dedicated to the youth of our communities.  Members  are not just part of another club, they are part of a larger family.  From our annual Easter Egg Hunts to T-ball and Basketball programs, this club is one of the most active clubs in the Atlantic Central District.  Our membership continues to grow at a slow and steady pace. With this growth, we have been able to accomplish more, and have a larger impact upon our community.

This Optimist Club is part of
Optimist International, an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids."

2017 - 8017 Officers

President - Don Hickman

President Elect - Hugh Smith

Vice Presidents - Steve Hoare, Steve Bond

Secretary - Don Sechler

Treasurer - Mike Wanner

Directors (1 Year) - Angelo Corrado, Al Evans, Steve Wehr

Directors (2 Year) - Rob Boyer, Matt Hilbert, A J Reitz

Past President -
Mike Ciamacco

The Optimist Creed

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, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Mission Statement

Optimist International's mission is to foster an optimistic way of life, through a network of optimists, dedicated to the full development of their potential in order to provide ever expanding service to youth, the community and the world.

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