Winter Haven Optimist Club
Painting Lockers at Westwood Middle
Delivering School Supplies to Pinewood & Inwood
Service to youth and community has been the foremost principle of the Optimist Clubs for more than 90 years.
Friend Of Youth
At this time there are about 45 members ranging in age from 18 to 95+. We represent various cultures, vocations, interests, and abilities. There is always a need for a greater membership as we expand our program to meet the interests of our community and the individual abilities and interests of our members.
OPTIMIST 5K, 10K
Kids' Sprints - several by age ( 0 to 12 )
December 16, 2023 at 7:00am, 7:15am, 9:00am
Downtown Winter Haven
(Next to Chamber of Commerce)
Finisher Medals for 5k, 10k
Awards for normal age divisions
Trophies for 1st, 2nd - M/F in each kids div.
Tech shirts for 5k, 10k runners registered by Dec. 1stAll kids receive cotton shirts with logos
Dec 16, 2023
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.
WH Ghouls’ Night Out, Halloween event,
Central Park, Winter Haven
Youth Appreciation Luncheon, SW Complex.
Santa's Run For Our Kids, 5k, 10k (Dec. 16th, 2023)
Essay Contest for high school students
Oratorical Contest for middle & high school students
(Theme: (Healing the World with Optimism)
(March 16th at First Babtist Church, 6:30 PM)
“Just Say No” Poster contest for 4th and 5th
5th Grade Track Meet at Denison MS
Respect for Law Award Presentation
College Scholarships for graduating seniors presented
1st & 3rd Monday
at 6:30 p. m.
Beef O' Bradys
300 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33880
43rd Optimist Oratorical Contestants from
Winter Haven Senior, Berkley Accelerated Middle & Polk Pre-Collegiate Academy.