Optimist clubs

OF BARBADOS

Optimist
international

Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.

Optimist
Caribbean district

The Caribbean District has been “Bringing out the best in our Kids” for over 25 years. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.

Optimists in the Caribbean are:

* Best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes.

* Believe  in young people and empower them to be the best they can be

* Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place in which to live.

* There are over 60 clubs and 1800 members as part of 2,900 autonomous Clubs (worldwide)

Optimist
Barbados

The Optimist movement came to Barbados in 1992 with the first club being ‘The Optimist Club of Bridgetown Barbados’.

Since then the movement has expanded to nine clubs island wide with over 300 members working directly with over 3,000 youths per year.

barbados CLUBS

Optimist Club of Bridgetown Barbados
Meeting every 1st Tue. of mth, 5:30 pm, Island Inn Hotel
Optimist Club of Barbados Central
Meeting Every 2nd Tue. of mth, 5:30 pm, CDB
Optimist Club of Barbados North
Meeting every 1st Thu. of mth, 6:00 pm, St. John the Baptist Ch., Thorpes, St.James
Pride of Barbados Optimist Club
Meeting every 1st Thu. of mth, 5:30 pm, Cooperators Insurance, Upper Collymore Rock
Progressive Optimist Club of Barbados
Meeting every 1st Mon. of mth, 5:30 pm, LESC
Optimist Club of Barbados South
Meeting every 2nd Tue. of mth, 6:00 pm, The Potters Centre, Bldg. #2, Harbour Industrial Pk.
Southern Stars Optimist Club of Barbados
Meeting every 2nd Tues. of mth, 5:30 pm, Deighton Griffith School, Kingsland, Christ Church
Sunshine Optimist Club Barbados
Meeting every 3rd Thu. of mth, 5:30 pm, Hawthorn Methodist Ch., Btm. Rendevous Hill
United Generation Optimist Club of Barbados
Meeting every 3rd Mon. of mth, 6:00 pm, Co-opperative Insurance, Upper Collymore Rock

Mission

Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.

Vision

Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

Purposes

To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the 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 humankind, community life and the world.

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.