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Optimist Club at Wright State University focuses on helping our community! 

One of the events we do is help Habitat for Humanity! With them, we help build houses for people in our community! Join Optimist Club and lose yourself helping others! 

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Optimist Club is an organization that strives to help our community! Everyone knows that it is important to donate time or money to helping the community, but sometimes we just don’t have the time or money! Optimist Club creates a way for you to help! We think of ways to make helping people fun and manageable. One of the events we will host is a free pizza party! Every member of the club is invited to an event held on campus that will involve helping the community and getting free dinner! An organization we work with is called Project Linus. We help make tie blankets, which are super easy to make, to donate to children in need. You won’t have to travel anywhere and you’ll still feel good knowing you are helping people in need! Another event involved getting free tickets to Kings Island for Halloween haunt! We will have people carpooling down to Kings Island where we will volunteer for a bit and then get to have fun and ride all the rides! The only fee there is to be an optimist club member is a $10 fee. There are no other fees associated with this club. The purpose of the Optimist Club is to be a leader in the local community, and to provide guidance and support to children in need. We are part of Optimist International that is an association of more than 2,600 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be. 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.


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Meeting Day

Every other Wednesday

Meeting Time


Meeting Location

244 Millett Hall

President's Name

Krista Dona

President's Email
Treasurer's Name

Emily Balon

Treasurer's Email
Vice President's Name

Julia Hitchcock

Vice President's Email
Secretary's Name

Michael Popson

Secretary's Email
Advisor's Name

Debbie Whisler

Advisor's Phone

(937) 775-4066

Advisor's Wright State University Title

Supervisor, Classroom Technology Support