The Optimist Club is a non-profit voluntary organization made up of civic-mined men and women united for progressive thought and action in community service. Membership is by invitation, and comprises citizens from business, industry, agriculture, and other professions. Members are motivated by the desire to contribute to the community from which they and their families benefit. There is no greater opportunity for participation in community affairs and service than in an Optimist club. We take pride in supporting our youth- thus the slogan " Friend of Youth"
The Optimist Club of Garner is a non-profit civic organization whose primary purpose is serving the youth of the greater Garner community through organized youth programs and events. Its secondary purpose is to serve the Garner community in general through support and recognition of community law enforcement and EMS services
To develop optimism as a philosophy of life
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
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.