We are a vibrant service club that supports the youth in our community.
We work hard to support many Youth Based initiatives in Paris, including scholarships and Youth Appreciation events.
Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.
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.
What We Do
Support Local Youth Sports
Support Scouts and Girl Guides
Support Christmas Hamper Program
Support Food for Thought program
Support Camp Trillium
Sponsor of Graduation Awards - Spirit of Optimism
Easter Activities at Adelaide Hoodless
Evergreen Swag Sale
Loonie Twoonie Drive
Springtime in Paris Craft Show
Christmas in Paris Craft Show
Paris High School Football BBQ's
Online Fundraising Auction
New Optimists Welcome
Interested in getting more involved in our community?
Want to meet new friends?
Do you have ideas for events?
Would you like to see what being an Optimist is all about?
We invite you to our to contact Marilyn about becoming an Optimist
Time Commitment: After your Family and work, whatever time you can give is perfectly acceptable
What about meetings? We like to enjoy food together, so the first Monday of the month we have a dessert social and the 3rd Monday of the month we have a dinner meeting, generally 7pm-8:30pm +/- . The executive meets on the 2nd Monday each month. Come to one, come to all, your choice!
All guests are requested to RSVP to OptimistMarilyn@gmail.com in advance.