About Us

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Our Mission

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

Our Vision

Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as an organization of people committed to optimism and self-development for the improvement of youth and community.

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.

Purposes of The Optimist Club

  • To develop optimism as a philosophy of life;
  • To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs;
  • To inspire respect for 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 man, his community, and the world.

Our Meetings

The Bixby Optimist Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 11:45 – 1:00 at RiverCrest Chapel and Events located at 13329 S. Memorial Drive, Bixby, OK 74008. Lunch is $15.00 per person. The programs and guests featured at the meetings offer members an opportunity to learn more about what is going on in the Bixby community. Monthly, outstanding students, teachers and support personnel from the Bixby School District are recognized as are essay and oratorical contest winners, Miss Bixby pageant winners, etc.


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