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Youth Raffle Winners:

Febuary: Ray Fujino - #50
March: Tommy Iwashita - #108
April: Bob Goto # 25
May: Alex Iwashita #80
June: Michael Izumo #62

 

SOC Golf Tournament May 23

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SOC Basketball Clinic for 1st to 3rd graders

Fundamentals will be stressed, with an emphasis on shooting, ball-handling, passing, and footwork
Dates: Saturdays May 7 & 14
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free 
Location: La Serna High School Gym, 15301 Youngwood Dr., Whittier

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Senior Recognition Dinner May 12, 2016

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SOC Wins the Mochitsuki Challenge

 

SOC's 50 Years of Serving the Community!

Link to pictures from the 2/27/16 event 

EVENT FLYER

Link to Bob Wada's Speech 


The Suburban Optimist Club of Buena Park
On February 10, 1966, a day which will live in the highest esteem of many youth in Southern California , forty eight eager and energetic individuals chartered the Optimist Club of Suburban Buena Park.  So proud were these individuals with the purpose of Optimism, that before the end of the 1966 - 1967 fiscal year, the club was able to recruit and surpass their 100 member goal.

The Suburban Optimist Club or SOC as we are generally known has maintained its status as a Century Club with over 100 dedicated members throughout the years.

As our motto is "Friend of the Youth" the focus of our club is geared to helping the youth from programs ranging from Bicycle Safety to our Youth Youth Sports Group. With more that a dozen program deserving high school seniors, these efforts could not be successfully accomplished without adequate fund raising efforts.  Fund raising is an integral part of the club's activities.  Our fund raiser can be fun as well as hard work but it is always a source of camaraderie and accomplishment each year.

Optimism is believing in the best for our future.  The Suburban Optimist Club provides the opportunity to help play a major role in the development of our future leaders of tomorrow. 

Suburban Optimist Club of Buena Park Officers 2015/2016:
PRESIDENT: SCOTT IWAMOTO
PRESIDENT ELECT: AL BAEZ
VICE PRES EXTERNAL: GARY FUKUSHIMA
VICE PRES INTERNAL: RAY OKAZAKI
VICE PRES COMMUNICATIONS:
ERIC SHISHIMA
SECRETARY: STEVE OKAMURA
TREASURER: STAN ENOMOTO
SERGEANT AT ARMS:
MARK UYEHARA
RICE PAPER: MAKO MIZUKI
OCTAGON COODINATOR: ELLEN HIGA
DIRECTORS:
AL BAEZ, DAVE HIGASHI, BOBBY IWASHITA, DON MIYADA, GENE MURAKAMI, NORM NISHIZU, TRACY OKIDA, KENT SUZUKI
SOC FOUNDATION: DAN FUKUSHIMA

Our Mission Statement:
The Suburban Optimist Club  of Buena Park’s mission is to provide the structure and leadership in support of the community through civic and youth oriented  programs for families in Southern California and to provide the environment where tomorrow's leaders can build character, self-esteem and self-confidence.  

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 to live. There are 114,000 individual members who belong to 3,500 autonomous Clubs. Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each year, serving six million young people. Optimists also spend $78 million on their communities annually. For more information go the Optimist International website: CLICK HERE

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself-

bullet To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
bullet To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet
bullet To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
bullet To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
bullet To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
bullet To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
bullet To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
bullet To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
bullet To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
bullet 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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