Feel like something is missing in your life?

Unmet potential.

Unmet potential.

Unmet potential.

Lack of purpose.

Unmet potential.

Unmet potential.

Unfulfilled.

Unmet potential.

Unfulfilled.

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Get involved

Get involved

Get involved

Learn about all the ways you can get involved in Lincoln from people who know. Just a few groups who've spoken to our group: Lincoln Food Bank; Warmer Day (coat drive); Lincoln Community Playhouse and Homers Heroes.

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Give back

Get involved

Get involved

Play baseball with Homers Heroes. Donate money to the Boy Scouts. Package food at Chapter 25. Volunteer with Junior Achievement. Be a  judge at the Academic Decathlon. Just a few ways you can get involved in Lincoln. 

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Be inspired

Get involved

Be inspired

Hear stories about people being helped. Connect with givers and community minded people. Become a leader. Find a purpose. Have a few laughs over breakfast and be sustained by the Optimist Creed. The feeling lasts longer than the meeting

Your Community Involvement Plan...

Step 1:

Join us at a meeting. Every Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. at Good Evans (6891 A Street). Your first breakfast is on us! 

Step 2:

Learn from our community partners. Have some fun and leave feeling better than when you walked in!

Step 3:

Become a member and become a part of something. 

Since 1955

The Lincoln Sunrise Optimist Club has been recognizing Students of the Week in the Neighborhood Extra for over 27 years! We've given over $20,000 in scholarships to Seniors from Lincoln High School. We are ongoing supporters of Homers Heroes, Boy Scouts and Junior Achievement. And many others. 


We meet every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at Good Evans (6891 A Street). Your first breakfast is on us! 

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Boy Scouts, Lincoln
Junior Achievement, Lincoln
children giving back
charitable giving

Why our members joined:

Friendship

Opportunities for Youth

The Optimist Creed

"I lead a very busy life but am extremely glad I joined! The fellowship and opportunity to give back are key."

Larry H. 

The Optimist Creed

Opportunities for Youth

The Optimist Creed

"The Optimist Creed has become my life motto -- I strive to be a 'better' me every day." 

Diane S. 

Opportunities for Youth

Opportunities for Youth

Contributing to Community

"It's great to see the kids being impacted by the various athletic and learning opportunities we provide." 

Don B. 

Contributing to Community

Contributing to Community

Contributing to Community

"Our Student of the Week program is an excellent way to highlight students who may not always get recognized."

Dennis B. 

Leadership Skills

Contributing to Community

Leadership Skills

"I joined originally for networking but it became a great opportunity to hone my organization and leadership skills."

Bob G. 

Make A Difference

Contributing to Community

Leadership Skills

"Donating to a cause or hands-on, there are multiple ways to serve and through them all, we make a difference."

LeRoy S. 

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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 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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