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Club Description
The Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club is the largest service club in Kosciusko County.
Through various fund raising activities during the year, our
organization raises over $20,000.00 to donate to youth oriented activities.

In the Top 10 Largest Optimist Clubs in Optimist International

Rank
Club
City, State
Members
1 Mallard Creek Charlotte, NC 450
2 Garden Grove Orange Coast, CA 324
3 Centerville Noon Centerville, OH 237
4 Menomonee Falls Menomonee Falls, WI 201
5 Boyertown Boyertown 198
6 Warsaw Breakfast Warsaw, IN 180
7 Uptown Great Falls, MT 155
8 Highland Highland, IL 145
9 Arlington Arlington, TX 145
10 Monaco South Denver, CO 143

As of 5/13/2015

Some of the ways in which we distribute our funds are:
Scholarships.
Equipment needs for classrooms.
Specialized needs for handicapped children.
Support for local Law and Order.

Adjunct programming needs for the classroom
And many other programs requiring additional funding.

Membership Meetings
Every Wednesday morning at 7:00am at:
Shrine Building, Kosciusko County Fair Grounds (info)
1400 E. Smith St.
Warsaw, IN 46581

Mailing Address
PO Box 344
Warsaw, In 46580

Purposes of the Optimist Club
To develop optimism as a philosophy of life;
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;
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 man, his community and world.

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.

The Optimist Creed was authored in 1912 by Christian D. Larson, an
advocate of positive
thought. It was adopted as Optimist International’s creed in 1922.
Indiana North District Mission Statement
Indiana North District of Optimist International’s mission is to
increase and promote
optimism through the united team effort of our local clubs and
district leadership, so
that individuals, youth, and communities in the Indiana North
District benefit by having known an Optimist cares.

Dues
$70.00 per quarter. This includes Optimist Int. fees, Optimist
Magazine, Club news letter and
breakfast every Wednesday morning.

Charter Year
Warsaw was built by the Fort Wayne Downtown Optimist club in
November 1958

Honor Club
1979, 1980, 1981, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004,

Distinguished Honor Club
1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1996,
2000

New Clubs
1974 Plymouth, Indiana
1976 South Bend, Indiana
1978 Rochester, Indiana
1979 Goshen, Indiana
1982 North Manchester, Indiana
1983 Auburn, Indiana
1984 Nappanee, Indiana
1986 Bremen, Indiana
1987 Marion, Indiana
1988 Early Risers – Warsaw, Indiana
1996 Ligonier
1999 Octagon Club
2004 Winona Lake French Optimist Club

Opti-Facts
First Optimist Club: Optimist Club of Buffalo, New York, 1911
Optimist International: Founded in 1919
First International Convention: Louisville, Kentucky, June 1919
3,200 Optimist Clubs with 105,000 members (as of October 1, 2005)
Over 65,000 service projects conducted annually
6,000,000 youth directly served each year
Over $78 million spent annually on community service projects