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Dues Structure


Effective October 1, 2017
The dues and fees below are effective through September 30, 2018. To review a breakdown of fees by quarter and by month, please click here.

Each Optimist Club is responsible for paying dues for every Member of the Club in an amount based on the economic standing of the country in which it resides.

  Regular Members
Annual Amount in U.S. Dollars
College Members
Annual Amount in U.S. Dollars
Developed Countries $64.06 $22.94
Developing Countries $33.31 $13.94

Optimist International’s dues structure for Clubs is based on the designation of the United Nation’s and categorized into either Developed or Developing Countries. As of October 1, 2017, the following countries in which Optimist Clubs exist are classified as follows:

Developed Countries
Canada
France
United States

Developing Countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Anguilla
Cayman Islands
Ghana
Haiti
Jamaica
Mexico
Morocco
Nigeria
Panama
Russian Federation
Saint Lucia
Senegal
Thailand
Uganda


For each Life Member enrolled, a Club pays annual dues of $26.

New Member processing fee: $15 (U.S.) for regular Members and $5 (U.S.) for college Members.

Life Membership fee is $480.70 (U.S.) effective October 1, 2017.

Note on Dues: $1.00 (U.S.) is returned to the Districts