The Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of San Leandro is a member of Optimist International

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What We Are

A voluntary organization of civic-minded men and women banded together for progressive thought and action in community service. Members are motivated by the desire to contribute to their community.

Local members meet twice a month for dinner meetings, which include club updates, fellowship, and an exchange of ideas. District and international conferences provide new camaraderie and networking.

The club is governed by elected officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a Board of Directors. Various committees are assigned additional, specific duties to help the club run smoothly.

San Leandro Optimists


Bob Glaze

Vice President

Shirley Jimenez


Kevin Ray


Robert Heron

Range Manager

Bill Winter

Purposes of the Optimist Club

Develop Optimism as a philosophy of life.

Promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs.

Inspire respect for the law.

Promote patriotism.

Work for international accord and friendship among all people.

Aid and encourage youth development in the belief that giving oneself in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life, and the world.

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 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.