Welcome to the Colorado/Wyoming Optimist District!
Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of over 2500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, their communities and themselves.
The Colorado-Wyoming Optimist District represents 41 Optimist Clubs in Colorado and Wyoming. These clubs work together as a district and independently to serve kids in their local area. The CO-WY District is involved in all of the Optimist International scholarship and charitable programs plus a whole lot more.
A few words from our 2021-22 Colorado-Wyoming Optimist District Governor, Nicole Powell:
“Our world is completely different from the one in which we lived just two years ago. We are currently facing unfathomable challenges within our communities every day. The Colorado-Wyoming Optimist District is ready to meet these challenges head-on! Our members are committed to arming ourselves with the hope and passion that inspired us to become Optimists in the first place. Our mission has become even more timely and meaningful: we will Fight the Good Fight to bring out the best in our kids, our communities and ourselves!”
Our district also supports 19 Junior Optimist International (JOI) Clubs in elementary, middle and high schools whose members are working hard to bring out the best in their schools and communities.
Our Signature Projects
Optimist International sponsors four scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: These contests are conducted at the Club level, Zone level, District level and International level with recognition and prizes at each level.
Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2021-22 District Governor
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.
The Optimist Creed
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.
Standley Lake High School, Westminster
Heritage High School, Littleton
Hamilton Middle School, Denver