An Optimist Club is a voluntary organization of civic-minded men and women banded together to serve the community, to encourage personal development, and to adopt optimism as a philosophy of life. The majority of our programs are focused on the youth of the community. Our motto is "Friend of Youth."
We hope you will consider joining one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. Optimist International has 3,000 clubs that serve more than 6 million youth per year in over 65,000 community programs. The Optimist Club is an affiliate of Optimist International.
The Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally is the Optimist Club of Fredericksburg annual fund-raiser. With the Rally proceeds we currently sponsor T-ball for four-, five- and six-year olds; an essay contest and an oratorical contest for junior and senior high teens; scholarship awards; plus helping Gillespie County kids through such organizations as the Medallion Club and Gold Youth Seminar, and include a Respect for Law Enforcement Day, bike safety class, and a Punt-Pass-Kick contest for both boys and girls.
Belonging to an Optimist Club benefits the member in two ways. First, it is rewarding to give one’s self and time to better the community. Second, the member grows personally and professionally, while developing and improving leadership skills.
The Fredericksburg Optimist Club meets weekly for breakfast and a meeting, Tuesdays from 6:30 am - 7:30 am at Taqueria Altos de Jalisco. Come join us for some very interesting programs along with great fellowship.
Questions regarding membership in the Fredericksburg Optimist Club can be directed to any Optimist Club member listed above or drop a card to the Fredericksburg Optimist Club, PO Box 726, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, or send us an email.
For more information on our club, click here to visit our website.
Bill Harkleroad, President
Russell Immel, Vice-President
Joe Kammlah, Vice-President
Winnie Owen, Treasurer
Jo-Ann Finn, Secretary
Sam Aldrich, Director
Ed Finn, Director
Dianne Munoz, Director
Fernando Munoz, Director
Billy Pahl, Director
Barry Trautman, Director
Alfredo De La Garza
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 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.