The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself

  1. To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  2. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
  3. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
  4. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
  5. To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
  6. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  7. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  8. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
  9. To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  10. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

At Your Service

Tri-Star Basketball

Every January we host the Optimist Tri-Star basketball skills test. Com join us and the knights of Columbus at the Solon Community center.

National Honor Society Tea

The optimist club hosts the annual National Honor Society tea for honor society induction and their families.

Easter Egg Hunt

Every Spring we put out over 3,000 eggs for those youngsters to track down during our annual Easter Egg hunt. All participants get a prize!

Avenue of Flags

This is our newest fund raiser. Show you support to the USA and our Veterans by subscribing for a flag to be placed in your front Yard on the holidays of Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Veterans Day. Local groups may participate to earn money towards their favorite project.

Essay Contest

This annual event is a way for high schoolers to win scholarships for their writing skills. This is an annual event sponsored by Optimist International and our local chapter.

Oratorical Contest

This annual event is a way for high schoolers to win scholarships for their oratory skills.

Bike Rodeo

This annual event lets young riders test the bicycling skills. Watch for this event in mid-June.

School Support

We support our schools. We have provided funds for projects such as Win with Reading, the Writer workshop, we provided funds towards the new Grand Piano in the local center for the arts and many other school groups.

Beef Days Bingo

BINGO! Come play a few rounds of Bingo during beef days. We have been a long supporter of the Solon Beef Days celebration. This is one of our annual fund raisers to support local youth.

Community Support

We support our community by providing funds for events such as Music on Main, Beef Days, Solon Parks and Rec and local youth groups.

Upcoming Events

2023 Essay Contest Winners 2024 Winners announced soon! (Pictures to come)

TriStar BasketBall 2024

2023 Alpha Club at Solon Intermiediate School

Contact Info

We are always looking for new ideas in which we can help the local kids of the community. Feel free to reach out to our general email or one of the members listed below.

Joe Krob

1st Vice-President
Karen McFarland-Miller

2nd Vice-President
Kris Kucera

Terry Krob

Board Member
Jake Munson

Board Member
Larry Brecht

Board Member
Dennis Gruber

Board Member
Marvin Stastny

Board Member
Robert Upmeyer

Board Member
John McFarland

Past President
Joe Krob