Oswegoland Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of Oswegoland has provided activities for the children of Oswego, Illinois for over 30 years!


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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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2 days ago
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Last week at our Optimists meeting we heard the winners of the essay contest read their essays! Three very well spoken (and well written) young women did an awesome job! The first place winner of ... See more

2 days ago
Oswegoland Optimist Club

Did you get your tickets yet for the Easter Egg Hunt? https://goo.gl/JBTViB

3 days ago
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LAST CHANCE!!!
Applications are still available for the Susan M.Kiley Memorial Scholarship. The cut off date for applying is March 24, 2017. Four $1000.00 scholarships will awarded to Oswego ... See more

6 days ago
Easter Egg Hunt

Did you get your tickets yet for the Easter Egg Hunt? https://goo.gl/JBTViB

It's going to be an EGGstravaganza! Join us on April 9,2017 for games, prizes and the egg hunt!

1 week ago
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Applications are still available for the Susan M.Kiley Memorial Scholarship. The cut off date for applying is March 24, 2017. Four $1000.00 scholarships will awarded to Oswego graduates this Spring ... See more

1 week ago
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Oswego Optimists are partnersing with Celebrate Differences and the Oswego YMCA for a fun family Easter event!

1 week ago

Reminder: Meeting tonight at 7pm!

The winners of the essay contest will be on hand to receive their awards and present their winning essay. Also the annual Easter egg hunt is coming on 4/9 and any ... See more

2 weeks ago
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LAST CHANCE!! A FEW TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SECURE A TICKET, PLEASE EMAIL JIM AT JIMRICHTER35@GMAIL.COM

2 weeks ago
Midwest Mardi Gras

See you there!

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

2 weeks ago
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Applications are still available for the Susan M.Kiley Memorial Scholarship. The cut off date for applying is March 24, 2017. Four $1000.00 scholarships will awarded to Oswego graduates this Spring ... See more

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