Upcoming Events

2016-2017 Oratorical contest and 2017 scholarship awards

Here are some photos from our 2017 scholarship awards and our 2016-2017 Oratorical contest.

Rock Sport

Hosting the first annual Climbing for Kids Corporate Challenge.

JOOI 160402 043 (Rock Climbing)  JOOI 160402 036 (Rock Climbing - Nanami)  rockclimbing-zac-price-ana
On April 2nd, 2016 teams of enthusiastic climbers beginners and advanced participated in the first annual Climbing for Kids Corporate Challenge.  It was a fun-filled, exciting day for all participants and spectators alike.  Our JOOI Club members were especially triumphant.  Through this event, the Optimist Club of Reno was able to bring self-formed and corporate teams from across northern Nevada to enjoy one of Reno’s most exciting adventures, rock climbing.   This event raises awareness about reaching heights, team work as well as raised funds to support our numerous Youth Programs.  Thank you corporate sponsors and Rock Sport for helping Optimist climb high!

To download the application and a complete list of rules, please click here.


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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