The Optimist Club of Carrollton
The Optimist Club of
Carrollton was chartered December 1969 with 42 members, three
of who are members of the Club today.
Since then we have been actively involved in community service. Members participate in the wide range of youth projects and community activities providing opportunities for young people to learn, grow, mature, and become productive citizens.
Many members carry "service to youth" into their daily lives. You will find Carrollton Optimist involved in scout leadership, youth-league sports, education as teachers, counselors, mentors, and tutors, plus a host of humanitarian activities designed to help the needy and "to bring out the best in kids."
Throughout its history the Carrollton Optimist Club has been a leader among area civic organizations. In 1974 we became the first multi-racial civic club in Carrollton/Carroll County. The first female admitted to an all male Carrollton civic club occurred in 1987 – she joined our Club and became an outstanding Optimist leader – she remains so.
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 humankind, his community, and the world.