About the Lebanon Optimists


The Lebanon Optimists meet every Thursday for lunch at 12:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 51 on Main St in Lebanon. Our weekly meetings are both an optimistic refresher and a chance to discuss our activities to promote and sponsor our youth. We welcome all visitors in joining us as we share laughs, tell stories, and serve our community and beyond. Stop in and see us in action! We are happy to have all of those visiting who are interested in our mission!

Mission Statement
Our mission is to foster an optimistic way of life dedicated to the service of youth, the community and the world. By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

Background
Since 1919, and now in more than 2,800 Optimist Clubs around the world, the volunteers of Optimist International are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best they can be. Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people.


Who We Are
The Lebanon Optimists are a community service group concentrating on the development of opportunities for youth. We are a not-for-profit organization that operates on the income received from annual membership dues and various service events. Our motto is "A Friend of Youth."  Our positive approach, upbeat outlook, and commitment to creating a more optimistic future for kids is what differentiates our club from any other civic group. Although we come from all walks of life, Lebanon Optimists share one common trait: We can make a difference in the lives of others.

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