The 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

Optimist Club of Westfield

Friend of Youth—Bringing Out The Best In Kids

About Us

Optimist Club of Westfield

P.O. Box 2213

Westfield, NJ 07091


Who We Are

The Optimist Club of Westfield is a not-for-profit service club composed of men and women who live or work in the Westfield area.  Members conduct service projects that benefit youth and community. Chartered in 1989 as a chapter of Optimist International, we are dedicated to being a “Friend of Youth”.


Our Purpose

To aid and encourage the development of youth

To develop Optimism as a philosophy

To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs

To inspire respect for law

To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people

... in the belief that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well­being of man, his community and world

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What We Do

Our major service projects include:

· Community Service Grants

· Optimist Club Halloween Parade

· Holiday Food Gift Card Distribution

· Intermediate School Teacher Awards

· Thom Hornish Youth Volunteer Awards

· Club member involvement in community service

· Over 1,000 children and families served each year


Come Join Us

We meet the 2nd Wednesday each month for dinner at Echo Lake Country Club.

Reception at 7:00 PM ~ Dinner at 7:30 PM

Program Speaker at 8:30 PM

Please feel welcome to join us for a meeting.

For more information contact


Optimist Club of Westfield

P.O. Box 2213, Westfield, NJ 07091