Chillicothe Optimist Club

Our 2015-2016 Board of Directors

President: Cyndi Kosinski

Vice President: JB Culbertson

2nd Vice President: Greg Hurd

Secretary: Bobbie Bisio

Treasurer: Rev. Ed Dutton

Past President: Jeannie Quick

Board Member: Helen Bentel

Board Member: Joyce Close

Board Member: Carol Gelling

Board Member: Linda Howarth

Board Member: Eileen Safford

Board Member: Pat Willard

Your Invitation to Optimism!

The Optimist Club of Chillicothe is one of over 300 clubs worldwide; we are a voluntary organization of civic-minded men and women banded together for progressive thought and action in community service; A member fulfills his/her role by attendance at meetings, participation in service projects, serving on club committees or boards and by inviting others to join in the club’s pursuit of its purpose.

Purpose of an Optimist Club

To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

Why the Optimist Club?

What differentiates Optimist Clubs from other volunteer service organization is simple– OPTIMISM. And Optimists take their upbeat approach and work every day to make a difference for themselves and for the people around them. Optimists are people who believe that through positive action in their communities they can create a better tomorrow.

What are the Optimist Club Activities?

The best way to find the answer to look around our website and see all that we do. We are adding new and interesting activities all the time!

How Often Do They Meet?

The Optimist Club of Chillicothe meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays on the month. Our meetings start at 8 a.m. and are usually held at Grecian Gardens Restaurant in Chillicothe, unless otherwise noted on the club calendar. A guest speaker is usually invited to talk to the group.

What is Expected From its Members?

As with any group, we ask that each member give as much of themselves as they can. We count on our members to help with any of our projects and fundraisers that interest them.