The last 50/50 draw took take place on June 30, 2023 at the Continental Inn & Suites. The lucky winner, Shelia, took home a prize of $500. Stay tuned for information regarding the next draw!


The Safestart Optimist Club is holding a silent auction. For those interested, there is a link to the auction in the menu at the top of this page. Items available for bidding are shown below. The deadline for bidding is August 31, 2023. After this date, the items will be dispersed to the highest bidders. Stay tuned for more information!

MetronomCotton BackpackBamboo PurseOwl PurseLeather FlaskGlobal Positioning System
Lacross Stick

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 special 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

– Optimist International

The primary mission of the Safestart Optimist Club is in creating a more optimist future for youth. Importantly, we are are focused on youth safety in local communities. We contribute to our goal of youth safety in different ways. For instance, we hold safety education events for youth. In addition, we are actively engaged with youth in their recreation activities to ensure the development of good safety habits. Furthermore, the Safestart Optimist Club encourages the future of young people in the following ways. Firstly, we identify and target the special needs of our local communities. Commonly these needs involve a lack of funding or education. Secondly, we address these needs through our sponsorship programs. For instance, the Safestart Optimist Club sponsors youth athletic leagues, oratorical contests, education events, and much more. As a result of our efforts, we believe young people will be more supported on their path towards a bright future. 


Critical Error Reduction Techniques (CERT)

                                                  1. Self-trigger on the state (or amount of hazardous energy) so you don’t make a critical error.

                                                  2. Analyze close calls and small errors (to prevent agonizing over big ones)

                                                  3. Look at others for the patterns that increase the risk of injury

                                                  4. Work on habits

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