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Febuary: Ray Fujino - #50
March: Tommy Iwashita - #108
April: Bob Goto # 25
May: Alex Iwashita #80
June: Michael Izumo #62
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August: Dan & Susan Fukushima #1
September: Geoff Chow
The Suburban Optimist Club of Buena Park
February 10, 1966, a day which will live in the highest esteem of many youth in
, forty eight eager and energetic individuals chartered the Optimist Club of
As our motto is "Friend of
the Youth" the focus of our club is geared to helping the youth from
programs ranging from Bicycle Safety to our Youth
Group. With more that a dozen program deserving high school
seniors, these efforts could not be successfully accomplished without adequate
fund raising efforts. Fund raising is an integral part of the club's
activities. Our fund raiser can be fun as well as hard work but it is
always a source of camaraderie and accomplishment each year.
Optimism is believing in the best
for our future. The Suburban Optimist Club provides the opportunity to
help play a major role in the development of our future leaders of tomorrow.
Suburban Optimist Club of Buena Park Officers
2016/2017:PRESIDENT: SCOTT IWAMOTO
VICE PRES EXTERNAL: GARY FUKUSHIMA
VICE PRES INTERNAL: RAY OKAZAKI
VICE PRES COMMUNICATIONS: ERIC SHISHIMA
SECRETARY: STEVE OKAMURA
TREASURER: STAN ENOMOTO
SERGEANT AT ARMS:
OCTAGON lIAISON: ELLEN
BAEZ, DAVE HIGASHI, BOBBY IWASHITA,
DON MIYADA, GENE MURAKAMI, NORM NISHIZU,
TRACY OKIDA, KENT SUZUKI, MARK WATANABE
SOC FOUNDATION: DAN FUKUSHIMA
Our Mission Statement:
The Suburban Optimist Club of
Buena Park’s mission is to provide the structure and leadership in support of
the community through civic and youth oriented programs
for families in Southern California and to provide the environment where
tomorrow's leaders can build character, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Meeting the needs of
young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have been "Bringing Out the
Best in Kids" since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects
aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Club members are best known in their
communities for their upbeat attitudes. By believing in young people and
empowering them to be the best they can, Optimist volunteers continually make
this world a better place to live. There are 114,000 individual members who
belong to 3,500 autonomous Clubs. Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each
year, serving six million young people. Optimists also spend $78 million on
their communities annually. For more information go the Optimist
International website: CLICK HERE
The Optimist Creed
||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
||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
||To be too large
for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to
permit the presence of trouble.