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.

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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. 1st​All kids receive cotton shirts with logos

Dec 16, 2023


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.

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
grade students

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

(863) 293-9464

43rd Optimist Oratorical Contestants from

Winter Haven Senior, Berkley Accelerated Middle & Polk Pre-Collegiate Academy.