• 97th Optimist International Convention New Orleans | July 9-11, 2015
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
  • Leadership Summits Professional training developing strong and Optimistic leaders
  • Scholarship Contests Helping youth achieve their dreams of higher education
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Optimist Volunteers Join our team to bring out the best in kids and yourself
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Leadership Hotline

Keep track of all the Optimist happenings with the Hotline. The Hotline, Optimist International’s bimonthly leadership newsletter, is filled with important notices, deadlines and information. It is published on the first weekday of every other month and is sent to all Optimists in leadership positions via e-mail.


The Torch
The Torch The Torch is the official newsletter of Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI). The Torch is published several times each year. The October issue is mailed to JOOI Club Advisers, e-mailed through Optimist Mail and posted on the website. All other issues are distributed electronically through the website and Optimist Mail.

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