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To be a friend of all youth. 

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our history

Collaboration and partnerships allow us to help the youth of our community.


I have always been impressed with the camaraderie and collaboration shown by our club members. The many projects we take on together, and the new projects we create, bring our group together so that we may provide the best opportunities for the youth in our communities. All of our efforts allow us to fulfill our mission of being a friend to all youth and helping them succeed.

Jeff Duperon
2016-2017 President

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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.

1984 – The Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club was launched.


1989 – Children's Holiday Wish began with future Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club members making brighter holidays in the Ann Arbor area. The program eventually traveled to Oakland County.