What’s happening with the Optimist Club of Reno?
We are currently accepting applications for scholarships that will be awarded March 6, 2018. They are open to 8th-grade students in the amount of $1600.00.
Please click the link to take you to the application and requirements. February 20, 2018.
~Scholarship Application Page~
We also have an Oratorical contest at the local level move on to compete at the regional level for up to $2500.00 in scholarship money.
Please click the link for rules and application. Application due on the 15th of February.
~Oratorical Application Page~
This year we are bringing back essay contest for the please click link for the rules and deadline for this event. February 6
~Essay Application Page~

Optimist Corner

How do you continue to be optimistic when you face obstacles?

How you choose to deal with obstacles can play a big part.

Do you toss your hands in the air and give up?  Do you look at all perspectives of the obstacle?

Do you phone a friend?

Utilize the tools that you have available. Push forward and create an opportunity out of that obstacle. Treat it as the learning experience it is meant to be. Use your obstacles as a growing experience.

We are all human and make mistakes. Learn to forgive yourself and press on.

We do not know everything. Use the gifts you have to give and ask for help from those you know who have the gifts you need.

Together we are strong.

Upcoming Events


The Optimist Club of Reno meets every Tuesday at noon at the Airport Plaza Hotel in Reno, Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel, 1981 Terminal Way, Reno, NV 89502. Map it!

Optimist Mission:
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.




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.

4 thoughts on “Home

  • December 3, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    My girls (JOOI) had a great time at the Rock Climbing on November 19th at Rocksport. They wrote a thank you card and we were wondering to whom we can send that?

  • April 29, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Registration for the 2017 Reno Air Race RV lot? I only saw info for 2016. I have a group of 3 RVs in my party (so far). Please advise.
    Thank You,
    Laura Denton

  • June 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Trying to find info on 2017 Air Race parking. I’m confused, can someone please contact me?

    Thank you,
    Laura Denton


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