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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19 hours ago
Timeline Photos

What's for dinner? Check this out June 23rd!

3 weeks ago
Timeline Photos

Our best regards go out to Scott Nickels, long time member of the Oswegoland Optimist Club, he recently received a certificate of distinction along with a 2 diamond pin from Optimist International ... See more

3 weeks ago

Scott Nickels, a long time member of the Oswegoland Optimist Club, received a certificatate of distinction for sponsoring 50 new members during his association with the club. Thanks, Scott, for a ... See more

3 weeks ago
Photos from Oswegoland Optimist Club's post

That's our boy, Nolan! He won district in the Optimist International Oratorical Contest! Great job to all contestants!

3 weeks ago
Timeline Photos

The Optimists are already looking ahead to Prairiefest! Who loves some roasted corn?

1 month ago
April Club Meeting (4th Monday)

Club meeting tomorrow, please join us at the Tap House Grill in Oswego!

Monthly Meeting planning to discuss holiday events and annual donation drive to support local families.

1 month ago
Photos from Oswegoland Optimist Club's post

From the Optimist President Bryan Noble-
Our Easter egg hut took place on this past Sunday and was very successful. We had roughly 100 families from the Celebrate Differences organization come out ... See more

1 month ago
Timeline Photos

The Oswego Optimist Club is proud to announce the Regional winners of our Oratorical Contest:
Josie Higgins of Des Plaines
Nolan Flaherty of Oswego

Runners Up:
Laura Kelly of Oak Park
Ian Snider of ... See more

1 month ago
Regional Oratorical Contest

Our next event will be the Regional Oratorical Contest on Saturday, 4/8 at the AmericInn in Oswego chaired by our member Jamie Dow. The winners for our local contest, along with winners from the ... See more

Our next event will be the Regional Oratorical Contest on Saturday, 4/8 at the AmericInn in Oswego chaired by our member Jamie Dow. The winners for our local contest, along with winners from the ... See more

1 month ago
Shine Bright Special Needs Prom

Come enjoy the third year of the Oswego area Special Needs prom brought to Oswego by Big Life Community Church in partnership with Celebrate Differences NFP! Hosted at Oswego East High School, the ... See more

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