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.

Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach
Club Presidents

1978 - 1979    John Poole

1979 - 1980    Don Richards

1980 - 1981    Brian Black

1981 - 1982    Ray Bechard

1982 - 1983    Bob Waronchak

1983 - 1984    Fred Stibbard

1984 - 1985    Art Beaudrie

1985 - 1986    Dennis Edwards

1986 - 1987    Ken Semande

1987 - 1988    Bud Loomis

1988 - 1989    Richard Nosella

1989 - 1990    Roy Coutinho

1990 - 1991    Ralph Dale

1991 - 1992    Bernie Sokoloski

1992 - 1993    Ian Moffat

1993 - 1994    Roger Bodnar

1994 - 1995    Paul Skowby

1995 - 1996    Bob Arseneau

1996 - 1997    Alan Stock

1997 - 1998    Bob Waronchak

1998 - 1999    Ian Moffat

1999 - 2000    Bob Petruk

2000 - 2001    Bob Petruk

2001 - 2002    Greg Farnham

2002 - 2003    Bob Petruk

2003 - 2004    Kevin Pickle

2004 - 2005    Steve Jacobson

2005 - 2006    Bob Waronchak

2006 - 2007    Mel Perrotte

2007 - 2008    Mel Perrotte

2008 - 2009    Roy Coutinho

2009 - 2010    Roy Coutinho

2010 - 2011    Bob Waronchak

2011 - 2012    Jack Regnier

2012 - 2013    Jack Regnier/Glenn Awad

2013 - 2014    Glenn Awad

2014 - 2015    Fred Raby

2015 - 2016    Fred Raby

2016 - 2017    Fred Raby