Oswegoland Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of Oswegoland has provided activities for the children of Oswego, Illinois for over 30 years! Our’s is one of the larger clubs in Illinois with over 125 members volunteering their time to work with the youth of our community.

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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.

Our dinner meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of each month with social starting at 6:00 PM and the meeting at 7:00 PM at The Tap House Grill, 123 Washington St. in Oswego. We invite you to experience the club firsthand. Board meetings are held the first Monday of each month at various Board Member homes.

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1 hour ago
Oswego Light Festival

This is a great family event! Come on out tomorrow night. The weather is supposed to be great!


Robot Performances at 6, 7, & 8pm on Main Street!

2 days ago
2017MidwestMardigras (3).pdf

Hi all,

Jim Richter has the following info for you. Please share with everyone you know, especially business owners, CEOs, CFOs, etc. The deadline is February 24th for sponsorships.

If you want to ... See more

2 days ago
2017 Mardi Gras Sponsorship Opportunities


2017 MIDWEST MARDI GRAS A benefit for Happy Helpers The Kiwanis Club of Oswego The Oswegoland Optimist Club Sponsorship Opportunities To take advantage of pre-event advertising, Event Sponsors and ... See more

4 days ago
Timeline Photos

The Oswegoland Optimist Club is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “Chasing Optimism In The Face of Challenges”, as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2017.
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4 days ago
Oswegoland Optimist Club


5 days ago
Timeline Photos


6 days ago
Buzz building over light festival: The power of illumination, high-energy fun

This looks to be a fun event coming soon to DT Oswego!

Tia Brooks, event coordinator for the village, confirmed she has heard comments and seen numerous posts on social media in recent weeks from area residents looking forward to attending the free ... See more

1 week ago
Oswego Light Festival

EXTRA EXTRA read all about our event in the news.....!

1 week ago
Midwest Mardi Gra

Spread the word!!!

This incredible evening includes live music, a delicious bayou buffet, silent auction, raffles and dancing. Entertainment will be provided by the incomparable big band, Swing Assembly. Band ... See more

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