Tiers are defined by the World Bank as High Income Economies, Upper Middle
Income Economies and Low and Lower Income Economies. As of October 1, 2009,
the following countries in which Optimist Clubs exist are classified as
Antigua and Barbuda
Commonwealth of Dominica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
For each Life Member enrolled, a Club pays annual dues of $26 regardless
of the tier.
New Member processing fee: $15 (U.S.) for regular Members and $5 (U.S.)
for college Members.
Life Membership fee is $449.30 (U.S.) effective October 1, 2012.
Note on Dues: $1.00 (U.S.) is returned to the Districts