Mission StatementBOBIK-high-res

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

Vision Statement

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

  • 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¬ís self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.


2015-16 Officers

Jon Taylor, President
Eric Gerke, Vice Pres.
John Throckmorton, Sec/Treasurer
Mark Hudson, Assist Sec/Treasurer
Tyler Moles, Sgt. at Arms
Brandon Coffman, Chair Bowl-A-Thon
Josh Wignall, Past President


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Mon Aug 20 @ 5:30PM
Club Meeting


As a Optimist International Club our focus will be to help develop activities and services independently as well as along side other civic organizations that will further OI's goals to help benefit kids in our area.

In addition to owning the Westside Optimist ball field, we have established partnerships with CASA of Southwest Missouri and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks and created two annual fund-raising events.

We are continuing to grow our membership and look for other opportunities to help bring out the best in kids in the Ozarks and around the world!

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