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  • 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 ln 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.
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Using a combination of snippets from our past governors successful themes, is what inspires the 2023-2024 theme of Community Optimism. Familiar words, such as imagine the opportunity that the power of one has, to prove that optimism is critical for the worlds future, that Optimists inspire awesomeness as a way of bringing out the best in kids. I am honored to have been elected Governor of the SWIS District of Wisconsin. With my career in law enforcement and our dedication to Optimism, together, lets set our sights on RESPECT FOR LAW, have fun talking about SWIS DISTRICTS 30 YEARS and perfect for our COMMUNITY OPTIMISM.   Read More>


Share your Ideas At Our District Meeting

Our district conferences and events are geared to help our clubs achieve more by sharing ideas and learning together.

SWIS 3nd Qtr Conference, May 10-11, 2024 | View Registration Options
Hilton Garden Inn NW - Milwaukee, WI

Saturday, May 11, 2024, All Optimist Members 8 AM to 4 PM
plus Oratorical and Essay Competition!  8 AM - 2 PM

Friday, May 10th, 2024 Executive Meeting and Hospitality 6 - 10 PM

Online Registration Opens: April 1st - May 6th

Let's Meet In Niagara Falls This June

The 106th Optimist International Convention will be held at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario from June 23 to 26, 2024. It promises to be a fantastic chance to hear motivational speakers, attend workshops, meet and socialize with other Optimists, and have fun!

106th Optimist International Convention | View Details
Niagara Falls, Ontario
June 23-26, 2024