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The Cerritos Optimist Club is the local chapter of Optimist International, a worldwide organization made up of more than 2,500 clubs whose members are committed to creating a more "optimistic" future for young people. Since 1970, the Cerritos Optimist Club's goal is and will always be to support valuable programs that are intended to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children in our community and in ourselves.

ABOUT US

The Cerritos Optimist Club is

an all-volunteer service club in Cerritos, CA dedicated to helping our youth and is comprised

of community leaders, local business members and residents. We have no paid staff and are entirely supported by hard-working volunteers dedicated
to improving the quality of life
for our kids.

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President's Message

Robert Hensen, President 2022-23

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As the new President of the Cerritos Optimist Club, I couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead. As an active business owner/operator in Cerritos for the past 15 years and an Optimist Club member for more than a decade, I look forward to my unique opportunity to serve the youth of our community. If you are interested in joining us to help youth in our area, please reach out using the contact link on this website and be ready to see what impact looks like.

2022-23 Club Officers:
President: Robert Hensen
President-Elect: Ron Glassman
Vice President:  Dr. Bob Green

Secretary: Marty Flax
Treasurer: Alex Perez
Historian: Jack Evans
Past President: Mani Fernando

Board of Directors:
Stein Bang
Harold Bazarian
Janet Beach
Joe Derthick
David Jang
Lynda Johnson






 

Mission:

 

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.

Mission:

 

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.

Club Goals:

 

• To develop optimism as a philsophy of life using the tenets

of the Optimist Creed

•  To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs

•  To inspire respect for law, to promote  patriotism and to work for international accord and friendship among all people

•  To aid and encourage the development of youth in the belief that giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world

Club Goals:

 

• To develop optimism as a philsophy of life using the tenets

of the Optimist Creed

•  To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs

•  To inspire respect for law, to promote  patriotism and to work for international accord and friendship among all people

•  To aid and encourage the development of youth in the belief that giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world

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