ABOUT US

Empowering Youth in Newmarket

The Optimist Club of Newmarket has been at the forefront of making a difference in children’s lives since 1949.  We have been providing young people in our community with the values and skills they need to become the exceptional community leaders of tomorrow.

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OUR MISSION, OUR MEMBERS, OUR CREED

OUR MISSION, VISION AND PURPOSE

Mission
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.

Vision
Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

Purposes
To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

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MEMBERS

Kelvin Armata*     Sgt. at Arms

Janice Asselstine      Member

Michael Ballard*       Treasurer

Mike Buchinski         Member

Cindy Crone*      First Vice President

Jennifer Dale*            President Elect

Dianna Durisin       Member

Peter Humick*          Director

Ernie Keller            Member

John Large*           President

Sylvie Lassard          Member

Kimberly Maier-Downing    Member

John McCleary       Member

Gail McPhail           Member

Carolyn Miland       Member

Jeff Miller*      Past President

Shirin Nasiri            Member

Alex Neil*                  Director

Mac Rumble      Member (Past Governor)

Linda Rumble         Member

Lee Snow               Member

Rhonda St. John*     Secretary

Tracy Stallard         Member

Bob Thivierge*         Director

Leslie Wilkes*          Director

*Executive Committee Member

    

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.