Optimist Club of Fargo

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.

Please join us for lunch Wednesdays at noon at the Baymont Inn.

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    About Us
    The Fargo Optimist Club is a group of concerned business and professional men and women who have joined together to sponsor service projects that benefit youth and our community. The Fargo Optimist Club serves several thousand youth each year through service projects and donations. The Fargo Optimist Club was chartered on June 30, 1966.

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    Community Service
    For a list of organizations we support click here

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  • Purposes of the Optimist Club

    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.

  • Optimist Club Testimonial

    “I joined the Optimist Club in Minot, ND in 1978 and have been a member in Fargo since 1992. Over these many years I’ve always been proud of my membership in Optimist International. The friendships I’ve made over the years and the opportunities I’ve had to serve our youth have truly been rewarding experiences for me. This organization is very special.”


    – Larry Grinaker, February 2014