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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3 days ago
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Looking for a laugh, or want to get out of the cold for a little while? Head to the Little White School Museum tonight at 5:30pm &/or 7:30pm for a little improv!

3 days ago
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Don't forget the Oswego Christmas Walk is tomorrow night from 5-9pm in Downtown Oswego. There is lots going on and it is always a good time! Schedule is posted here ... See more

5 days ago
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Midwest Mardi Gras 2017 Date Set for March 10

The Oswegoland Optimist Club is thrilled to announce that they will once again, host their Midwest Mardi Gras Benefit at 6pm on Friday, March 10, 2017, ... See more

6 days ago
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It looks like we now have sponsors (and a waiting list) for all our families in need....BUT...we still need some bikes to donate to the needy families. If you would like to help out by donating a ... See more

1 week ago
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We only have 12 families left to sponsor this year. Have you considered doing this at your business or collectively within community group? We even have a Girl Scout Troop supporting a family this ... See more

1 week ago
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Tis’ the day to be thankful!

If you would like a way to pay it forward, there are 18 families left to be sponsored for the Optimist Family Christmas Project. Get together with family, friends or ... See more

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Be Thankful! We still have spots available for YOU or your family/business to sponsor a needy family this holiday season! Click the link below and choose the needy family you support this year! ... See more

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