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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 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.
President: Pat Stottlemyer
1st Vice President: Robert Olszewski
Secretary/Treasurer: David Kinghorn
Sergeant at Arms: Walt Arnold
2023-2024 Robert Olszewski
2024-2025 Deryl Zimmerer
2025-2026 Paul Woods
2026-2027 Jeff Arnold
2027-2028 Jack Holland
2020-2021 David Robbins, Immediate Past President
2021-2022 Mike Williamson 3rd Term
2020-2021 Jeff Ogden 3rd Term
2019-2020 Dave Robbins 4th Term
2018-2019 Daryl Zimmerer
2017-2018 Pat Stottlemyer 4th Term
2016-2017 Jack Holland 3rd Term
2015-2016 Jeff Arnold 3rd Term
2014-2015 Jeff Ogden 2nd Term
2013-2014 Mike Williamson 2nd Term
2012-2013 David Kinghorn
2011-2012 Pat Stottlemyer 3rd Term
2010-2011 Jeff Ogden
2009-2010 Mike Williamson
2008-2009 Jeb Hicks 2nd Term
2007-2008 Jack Holland 2nd Term
2006-2007 Jeff Arnold 2nd Term
2005-2006 Pat/Darcy Stottlemyer 2nd Term
2004-2005 Pat Stottlemyer
2003-2004 Jim Robertson
2002-2003 Reggie Sitze
2001-2002 Ben Knox
2000-2001 Dave Robbins 3rd Term
1999-2000 Paul Woods 2nd Term
1998-1999 Dave Byars
1997-1998 Jeff Batley
1996-1997 Steve Kennedy
1995-1996 Doug Hippler
1994-1995 Tom Baldwin
1993-1994 Tony Azorin
1992-1993 Jeff Arnold
1991-1992 Chuck Boswell
1990-1991 Dave Robbins 2nd Term
1989-1990 Jack Holland
1988-1989 Jeb Hicks
1987-1988 Walt Arnold 2nd Term
1986-1987 Frank Paris
1985-1986 J.D. Ayscue
1984-1985 Jody Connell
1983-1984 Richard "Cal" Calhoun
1982-1983 Paul Woods
1981-1982 Sam Cooper
1980-1981 Jimmy Beaty
1979-1980 Dave Robbins
1978-1979 Walt Arnold
1977-1978 Bob Causey
1976-1977 Gene Bowman 2nd Term
1975-1976 Dan Gorman Lt. Governor
1974-1975 Gene Bowman Brock Cunnigan
1973-1974 Don Vaughan
1966-1967 Walter Holland
1965-1966 Randall Copeland
1962-1963 Bernie Reynolds
The Plant City chapter was established in 1962 with
Bernie Reynolds as the charter president.