About Us

Who Are We?

Front Row: Left to Right: Barb Springer, Board Member; Lana Urban, President; Gaylea Sturgis, Lt. Governor – Zone 7; and Doris Craig, Board Member Back Row: Left to Right: Marc Guthrie, Treasurer; Morgan Wiesner, Board Member; Joyce Helge, Board Member; Julie McMeekin, Board Member; Jeanne Gee, Board Member; and Sue Bernt, Secretary.

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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