About Us

Morgan Kozisek – 2017-2018 Nebraska
Optimist Club Member of the Year.
Seward Optimist Club Member, Morgan Kozisek, center, was honored with the Nebraska Optimist Member of the Year Award for the 2017-2018 Optimist Club Year. Mike Kritikos, Lt. Governor of Zone 7, on the left, presented the award to Morgan at the club meeting March 13. Lana Urban, right, 2017-2018, President, nominated Morgan for the award. Urban said, “Morgan takes the Optimist creed to heart with service above self. Youth in the Seward area is her passion.” “We want to set a good example for our own kids, Kozisek said. “I’m already bringing my daughter along to events and she’s helped out with various projects.” Kozisek said she plans to continue volunteering for as long as she can. “I don’t think it’s something I could give up.”

Who Are We?

The Seward Optimist Club was chartered in 1989 and since then the club has provided in excess of $80,000 worth of contributions and services to children and youth in the Seward community.

Our club is a part of Optimist International, a world-wide volunteer organization that has been ‘bringing out the best in youth’ since 1919. We believe in young people and empower them to be the best they can. Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place in which to live.

Take a look at our brochure to learn more!

The Seward Optimist Club annual budget includes financial support for various programs and agencies whose mission is consistent with ours. Our Board of Directors reviews fund request applications from organizations serving the youth of Seward County. Completed request forms must be mailed to:

Seward Optimist Club

P.O. Box 191

Seward, Nebraska 68434

Click here to review our Fund Request Application.

Why Be an Optimist Club Member?

To volunteer and work towards making a positive contribution to the youth in our Seward community.

To belong to an enthusiastic service organization committed to bringing hope and a positive vision to youth

For opportunities to meet new friends and participate in Club Activity Nights such as Golf Outings, Scavenger Hunts, Cook-Outs, etc.

Become a Member!

Click here to download a copy of our application.  Return a completed application to the Sponsoring Member or mail the form to:

Seward Optimist Club

P.O. Box 191

Seward, Nebraska 68434

Optimist Club 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.

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