About the Breakfast Optimist Club
Chartered in 1957, the members of the Billings Breakfast Optimist Club dedicate themselves to community service and to making Billings a better place for all to live. We believe that in giving of ourselves in service, our community becomes a better place.
Our motto “Friend of Youth” indicates our main focus and “Bringing out the Best in Kids” our goal. We sponsor academic and sports activities designed to give Billings’ youth a better chance to succeed in today’s world. Whether it is a scholarship to help students attend college, a week away at camp, an essay or oratorical contest, Billings Optimists are there supporting programs that enhance opportunities for boys and girls of all ages. Each year, our programs directly touch the lives 37 youth per Optimist member. We are committed to increasing that number through both the expansion of existing and development of new programs. I want to thank you for visiting our website, and ask that after you see all that we do, you consider joining with us to help make Billings a better community. Together, we can all be a “Friend of Youth.”
Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and do their part through community service projects. Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Optimist Clubs see a need in their community and react to it.
Optimists strive to live up to their name and maintain an upbeat attitude, which they try to pass along to the children they serve. The words of The Optimist Creed are well known to Optimist volunteers and beyond. The creed gives volunteers a focus for personal improvement as they work to better the world around them.
To become an Optimist member, an application is required along with a small membership fee of $80/Year (which can be pro-rated for the year).