International expansion is the focus of Optimist International for years to come. The organization receives requests almost daily to build clubs throughout the world. The organization should see rapid growth and outreach as a result of the international expansion efforts.
Going forward, there are high hopes and expectations for the future of Optimism. Growth and maturation will occur as this organization moves into another 80 years of existence. From the beginnings of its youth service, this organization has held onto its Optimistic philosophy - to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
For a more detailed history of Optimist International, please order the book “Of Dreams and Deeds” from Shumsky Enterprises at (877) 678-2582 or from the Canadian Service Centre at (800) 363-7151.