• Honoring Our Heroes Honor a teacher, public safety officer, veteran or active duty military personnel as your #OptimistHero
  • 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
  • 2016 Optimist International Convention June 30-July 2, 2016 in Quebec City. Rediscover Optimism in Quebec. #OI2016
  • 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
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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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