Wisconsin North-Upper Michigan District (WIMUM)


Welcome to the Wisconsin North-Upper Michigan District Optimist website!  Our organization is part of Optimist International whose mission and vision statement are listed below.  You will find links to club and district events, training, and membership opportunities.  Together, optimists provide positive activities, service and support to children, their families, and communities.

Optimist Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

Optimist Vision:  Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

10 WINUM members attended the OI Summit in Madison, WI. 

THANK YOU for representing us so well!

OI summit


Our Optimist International Representative for WINUM’s Convention, Marc Katz, has issued the following challenge:  WINUM have 200 Dime-A-Day members by District Convention (August 8, 2014) and he will make a personal $100.00 donation to O.I.F. on behalf of WINUM.

Dime-A-Day is $36.50 and can be done by mailing a check to O.I.F. at 4494 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-2404 or mail the check to me.  The check MUST be payable to Optimist international Foundation ask members to put Dime-A-Day and their club & member number in the memo line.  No specific form is required.

Contact Jann Van Dreser at (715) 341-1112 or jannvandreser@vosslaw.us for more information.  Mail can be sent to 1245 Main St., Suite 202, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind

To talk heath, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet

To make all your friends feel 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, to noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.