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.
OUR MISSION, OUR MEMBERS, OUR CREED
OUR MISSION, VISION AND PURPOSE
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.
Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.
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.
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
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.