The Optimist Club of Gratiot County is the Friend of Youth. Members strive to develop Optimism as a philosophy of life and to inspire that philosophy in local youth through numerous programs and service projects. To become a member of the "Optimist Family" be a guest at one of our meetings on the first and third Thursday of each month from 12-1:00 p.m. at Masonic Pathways in the Doig Conference Center. Contact Tina Travis, Vice President of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Optimist Creed
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 at 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.