• Oratorical World Championships Students from around the world to compete for scholarships
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences Leadership training to bring out the best in your Club
  • Official Suppliers Supplying Optimists with awards, pins, apparel and more
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
Oratorical World Championships1 Youth Clubs (JOOI)2 Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences3 Official Suppliers4 Welcome New Clubs5 Optimist Junior Golf6 Friend of Optimists7


Dues Structure


Effective October 1, 2015
The dues and fees below are effective through September 30, 2016. 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
Tier 1 Countries $62.74 $22.86
Tier 2 Countries $46.42 $19.86
Tier 3 Countries $32.63 $13.86

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, 2015, the following countries in which Optimist Clubs exist are classified as follows:

Tier 1
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Canada
Cayman Islands
France
Russian Federation
United States

Tier 2
Mexico
Panama
Saint Lucia

Tier 3
Anguilla
Cambodia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ghana
Haiti
Jamaica
Nigeria
Uganda


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 $467.50 (U.S.) effective October 1, 2015.

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