Optimist International is an organization committed to spreading a message of hope and positivity. This has led to the creation of local Optimist Clubs throughout the country, including the Roseville Area Optimist Club near Gausman & Moore’s Roseville, MN office. The club recently recognized its newest member, the 100th person in the club – G&M President Ed Studniski.


Ed attended several Optimist Club meetings and found the speakers, fellowship among club members, and the energy in the room to be “out of this world.” Zola Burns (Administration, Roseville) and John Samuelson (Mechanical Engineering, Roseville) are also active club members. Given these positive experiences, Ed decided to join the club.


“I hope to bring a positive attitude that encourages the membership and to be part of a contagious movement that raises the community’s level of hope and positive outlook for the future,” Ed said.


The Roseville Area Optimist Club was founded in 2017 out of frustration with the tone of public discourse. By starting the club, the belief is that people can come together for the common goal of viewing each other in a more positive light and create a sense of optimism for the future. Another goal is to pass down that sense of optimism to build up future generations.


The purposes of the Optimist Club include the following:

  • To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed
  • To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs
  • To inspire respect for the law
  • To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people
  • To aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world

More information about Optimist International is available on the website www.optimist.org.