2015-2016 Twin Falls Optimist Club Officers

President:  Doug Roe
Secretary: Robin Stanhope

Treasurer:  Elaine Mallory
1st Vice President:  Liz Haugee
2nd Vice President: Cyndie Woods
Past President:  Doug Lincoln

Board of Directors:

  • Hailey Barnes
  • Dennis Bowyer
  • Brent Evans
  • Eva Craner
  • Anna Scholes
  • Chris Stearns
PNW District

The Twin Falls Optimist Club is a part of the Pacific Northwest District; which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia, Canada.  The District exists as a resource for Optimist Clubs to help identify leaders, encourage participation, and start-up Optimist Clubs to help advance the purposes of Optimist International."

Each year, the PNW District - Optimist International designates an outstanding Optimist Club member for service given at the District level as the recipient of the Roy Proctor Lifetime Achievement Award.

For 2015-2016, the person chosen was Robin Stanhope, a member of the Twin Falls Optimist Club. Robin has served in various positions for the District including Membership, Essay and JOI chair, among others. If you know Robin, you know she brings her love of fun and a positive attitude with her when she attends a District meeting, which is often. She misses very few opportunities to gather with her Optimist friends.

This year, following Governor Rick Matkin's request, Robin has promised to Live the Creed. 

You can make the promise, too. Just send your picture to the PNW District and we'll tell the world of your commitment. Thank you.

Here you can find more information on the Pacific Northwest District Optimist Clubs.

Optimist International

Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have been “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.

Club members are best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes. By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can, Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place in which to live.

There are 87,000 individual members who belong to 2,900 autonomous Clubs. Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each year, serving six million young people. Optimists also spend $78 million on their communities annually.

Here you can find additional information about Optimist International.

The Optimist 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 optimist 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