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The Optimist Club of Reno

Great people supporting all youth in the community.


Welcome to The Optimist Club of Reno 

The Optimist Creed


To be so strong that no one can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel like 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 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 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.

by Christian D. Larson

Friends of Youth

Welcome to The Optimist Club of Reno 

We are the Optimist Club of Reno, Nevada, the local chapter of Optimist International, a worldwide volunteer organization with more than 2,500 local Clubs. Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities and in themselves.

Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Optimist Clubs see a need in their community and act to help. Optimists conduct over 65,000 community service projects each year, spending over $78 million in their communities. Annually, it is estimated over six million kids are positively affected by Optimist programs.


We are uber active!  For over 80 years, the Optimist Club of Reno has been able to provide thousands of children opportunities and experiences they would not otherwise have had. We are always looking for people who make every glass full.  Have fun. Give Back. Become an Optimist.


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