• Join an Optimist Club Join us to bring out the best in youth, in your community and in yourself
  • Junior Optimist International Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • 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
Join an Optimist Club1 Youth Clubs (JOOI)3 Official Suppliers5 Welcome New Clubs6 Optimist Junior Golf7 Friend of Optimists8

New Clubs Built in 2016-2017

October 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
MEADOWBROOK JOI CLUB (C0270) North Texas Fort Worth-Bft East, Tx (38045)
10/01/2016 Junior Optimist International - Aplha
STUDENT OPTIMISTS HELPING OTHERS (A2134) Michigan Shelby Township Area, Mi (17496)
10/19/2016 Junior Optimist International - Junior
San Luis Optimist Club 800, AZ (31206) Arizona Yuma, Az (31170)
10/20/2016 Ron Contreras
Ramon Arias III
Optimist International - Club
Loras College Optimist Club, IA (40195) Iowa Dubuque, IA (40055)
10/27/2016 Peter Supple
Mark Ernst
Optimist International - Club
Optimist Club De Cabalgata Jinetes De La Esperanza Of El Paso, TX (19627) New Mexico - West Texas El Paso-Cielo Vista, Tx (19045)
Optimist Club Leaders Far West Texas (19626)
10/30/2016 Trisha C Siewert
Ceci A Medina
Renee A Orrantia
Kayla Juarez
Optimist International - Club
The Childhood Cancer Optimist Club, SC (22428) South Carolina South Strand Optimist Club (22421)
Spartanburg-Bft, Sc (22010)
10/30/2016 John Grover
Daniel E Grice
Marino A Garbin Jr.
Edward T Russell
Optimist International - Club
CVMS BOBCATS JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (A2135) California South Del Mar-Solana Beach, Ca (41033)
10/31/2016 Junior Optimist International - Junior
JEFFERSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (B2301) Indiana South Jeffersonville, In (05300)
10/31/2016 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
 

November 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
PASO ROBLES HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (A2136) Pacific Southwest Paso Robles, Ca (14668)
11/11/2016 Junior Optimist International - Junior
Optimist Club Of Lake Gaston, VIRGINIA (16262) Capital - Virginia Colonial Heights Inc , VA (16040)
11/15/2016 Lawson K Headley
Glenda Headley
Chester L Grizzard Sr
Barbara L Grizzard
Optimist International - Club
VILLAGE JUNIOR OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL CLUB (B2302) Pacific Southeast Pomona, Ca (15140)
11/21/2016 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
JUNIOR OCTAGON CLUB OF MUKWONAGO (B2303) Southern Wisconsin Mukwonago, Wi (09911)
11/22/2016 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
PLACE BRIDGE ACADEMY JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (A2137) Colorado - Wyoming Breakfast Optimist Club of Windsor Gardens, CO (25040)
11/23/2016 Junior Optimist International - Junior
ST-PASCAL BAYLON, ON (B2306) Eastern Ontario St-Pascal Baylon, On (49855)
11/25/2016 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
BURLESON COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL (B2304) North Texas Chisholm Trail, TX (38025)
11/30/2016 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
 

December 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
SPHS OCTAGON CLUB (B2305) Pacific Southwest Santa Paula, Ca (14765)
12/06/2016 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
WINTER SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL JOI CLUB (B2307) North Florida Altamonte Springs-South Seminole, Fl (60480)
12/07/2016 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
Englewood Optimist Club, CO (25338) Colorado - Wyoming Aurora-Bft Heather Gardens, Co (25022)
Denver-Monaco South, Co (25164)
12/14/2016 Philip B Perington
Michael A Chavez
Craig Baldwin
Randy Penn
Optimist International - Club
BIG SHANTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL JOI CLUB (A2138) GATEway Kennesaw, Ga (21161)
12/15/2016 Junior Optimist International - Junior
Optimist Club of Mali (90008) Not In District 12/16/2016 Optimist International - Club (Pilot Program)
RANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (C0271) Arizona Gilbert, Az (31186)
12/27/2016 Junior Optimist International - Aplha
Echo Hills Optimist Club Of Accra (90010) Not In District World Peace Plus Optimist-Philadelphia, Pa (02355)
Stroudsburg-Stroudsburgs, Pa (02295)
12/30/2016 Lavera Seymour
Elizabeth Adeyi
Kathleen Manchec
Philip Darko-Okai
Optimist International - Club (Pilot Program)
JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB OF HOLSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (A2139) GATEway Knoxville, Tn (11185)
12/31/2016 Junior Optimist International - Junior
MINOT JUNIOR OPTIMIST (B2308) Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota Minot, Nd (35111)
12/31/2016 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
CAMARILLO JUNIOR OPTIMIST (B2309) Pacific Southwest Camarillo-Noontime, Ca (14184)
12/31/2016 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
 

January 2017
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
SCOTT ELEMENTARY JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (C0272) Colorado - Wyoming Colorado Springs-Academy, Co (25008)
01/12/2017 Junior Optimist International - Aplha
Roseville Area Optimist Club, MN (35232) Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota St Paul, Mn (35140)
01/13/2017 Terry K Gorman
Optimist International - Club
Optimist Club Of Lakeville, MN (35233) Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota Prior Lake-Savage, MN (35124)
01/26/2017 Arnold Odefey
James Gruver
Optimist International - Club
JESUS CARES PRIMARY SCHOOL JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (A2140) Michigan Kupsya Agents Of Millennium Progress (Kamp) (17530)
West Bloomfield, Mi (17412)
01/31/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
MODEL HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (B2310) GATEway Rome-Noon, Ga (21250)
01/31/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
 

February 2017
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
MADISON STARLINGS JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (B2312) Southern Wisconsin East Madison-Monona, Wi (09050)
02/02/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
OCTAGON CLUB OF GARRISON (B2314) Caribbean Progressive, Barbados (78008)
02/08/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
Sunset Optimist Club Of Annotto Bay, JM (78592) Caribbean North St Catherine, Ja (78490)
02/08/2017 Elaine J Creary
Cameka Campbell-Green
Optimist International - Club
Optimist Outreach Mission Club, NY (02774) Atlantic Central OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL, GHANA (79643)
World Peace Plus Optimist-Philadelphia, Pa (02355)
02/11/2017 Godfried G Sarpong
Elizabeth Adeyi
Optimist International - Club
Accra Optimist Club, Ghana (90011) Not In District TEMA DISTRICT OPTIMIST CLUB OF GHANA (79645)
02/11/2017 Emmanuel K Dogbe
Anastasia Tsogbe-Glover
Optimist International - Club
RALPH L. FIKE JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (B2313) North Carolina East Golden Circle Optimist Club of Wilson , NC (43190)
02/13/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
SALEM AWESOME ALPHA CLUB (C0273) Alabama - Mississippi Selma, Al (29291)
02/14/2017 Junior Optimist International - Aplha
DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (A2141) East Missouri St Louis, Mo (30390)
02/17/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
Wingate University Optimist Club, NC (44615) North Carolina West Charlotte, Nc (42095)
Weddington, Nc (42465)
02/23/2017 John A Laurents Sr
Henry A Hartz
Dave W Arone
Michael J Maxson
Optimist International - Club
Cousins Empowered Optimist Club Of Chicago, Il (12379) Illinois Marketplace Optimist Club Of Southfield, Mi (17550)
Des Plaines, Il (12084)
02/26/2017 Cheryl Myhand
Eddis Williams
Monetta Foster
Ruth Del Re
Optimist International - Club
TRUTH YOUTH JUNIOR OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL (A2142) Caribbean Barbados South, Ba (78482)
02/28/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
CAPE HENRY COLLEGIATE (B2315) Capital - Virginia Virginia Beach, Va (16149)
02/28/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
KARAMBI SECONDARY SCHOOL JOI CLUB (B2316) Michigan Kupsya Agents Of Millennium Progress (Kamp) (17530)
West Bloomfield, Mi (17412)
02/28/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
 

March 2017
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
Rocklin, California (20555) Pacific Central Optimist Club Of Citrus Heights, CA (20554)
Sacramento-Country Club, Ca (20073)
03/06/2017 Mary Boglarsky
Mickey Blackburn
Ben Santucci Jr
Frances Elias
Optimist International - Club
JAVAWOCKIES FRC TEAM 6336, ON (A2145) Central Ontario Barrie, On (47010)
03/07/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
Optimist Club of Paris, AR (34155) TennArk Fort Smith, Ar (34025)
03/09/2017 Peggy V Ingle
Donald Moon
Mike Vanderheiden
Jaime L Jackson
Optimist International - Club
HOPE MODEL GIRLS JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (A2143) Michigan Kupsya Agents Of Millennium Progress (Kamp) (17530)
03/10/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
HILLSIDE SECONDARY SCHOOL JOI CLUB (A2144) Michigan Kupsya Agents Of Millennium Progress (Kamp) (17530)
West Bloomfield, Mi (17412)
03/10/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
SAN DIEGO JUNIOR OPTIMIST PONY SCOUTS (C0274) California South Bonita, Ca (41007)
03/15/2017 Junior Optimist International - Aplha
JUNIOR OPTIMIST AUTO CLUB (B2317) California South Bonita, Ca (41007)
03/15/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
Marieville 2017 (52001) Quebec South De Richelieu Inc., Qc (52613)
03/22/2017 Gaétan Bellavance
Marielle Langlois
Optimist International - Club
MAEOLA BEITZEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (C0275) Pacific Central Sacramento-Bft, Ca (20015)
03/28/2017 Junior Optimist International - Aplha
BAKER ELEMENTARY JOI HELPING HANDS (A2146) GATEway Kennesaw, Ga (21161)
03/29/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
BEAVERCREEK JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (B2318) Ohio Greene Optimist Club, Oh (24521)
03/29/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
Islander Evening Optimist Club Of Galveston, Tx (06359) South Texas Dickinson, Tx (06025)
East Fort Bend County, Tx (06353)
03/30/2017 Irvin Williams
Duane J Ullman
James M Rankin
James M Ayers
Optimist International - Club
 

April 2017
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
Roberts - Naylor Optimist Club, AZ (31207) Arizona Robison Neighborhood, Az (31190)
Tucson-Pueblo, Az (31092)
04/04/2017 Leyda Montalvan-Ketcham
Optimist International - Club
CORNWALL JUNIOR OPTIMIST, ON (A2147) Central Ontario Cornwall, On (47047)
04/13/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
ARNPRIOR OPTIMIST- IC WOMEN'S CLUB, ONTARIO (47844) Central Ontario Cornwall, On (47047)
Arnprior, On (47002)
04/19/2017 Ralph Brunton
Anita B Tremblay
Brad Mckay
Wes Schnob
Optimist International - Club
OPTIMIST CLUB FOR THE HOPEFUL HEART OF POMONA, CA (15000) Pacific Southeast Los Angeles-Pan American, Ca (15655)
GIVING HEARTS OPTIMIST CLUB OF LA/OC, CA (15202)
04/22/2017 Mike Padilla
Margarita Silva
Terry J McWeeney
Optimist International - Club
DAKOTA COUNTY JUNIOR OPTIMIST (B2319) Nebraska South Sioux City-Morning, Ne (10100)
04/26/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
ROLLA, MO (B2320) East Missouri Rolla, Mo (30370)
04/27/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB OF OAK PARK, ON (A2149) Central Ontario Oakville, On (47155)
04/28/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB OF MISSISSAUGA, ON (B2321) Central Ontario Oakville, On (47155)
Toronto-Etobicoke, On (47145)
04/28/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
DOSSIN HIGH FIVE JOI CLUB (A2148) Michigan Detroit-Loving Community, Mi (17494)
04/30/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
 

May 2017
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
Optimist Club Of Clarendon, SC (22429) South Carolina Sumter-Evening Inc., SC (22406)
Forest Acres, Sc (22422)
05/11/2017 Gail Hyatt
Margaret Perkins
Virginia Ricker
Marino A Garbin Jr.
Optimist International - Club
WAUKEE JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (B2322) Iowa Des Moines-Western-Noon, Ia (40048)
05/15/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
League City Optimist Club,TX (06360) South Texas Galveston-Noon, Tx (26185)
Dickinson, Tx (06025)
05/15/2017 Carol A Hodges
Diane Moore
James M Ayers
Duane J Ullman
Optimist International - Club
SEAHOLM JOI CLUB (B2323) Michigan Birmingham, Mi (17040)
05/16/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
Optimist Club Of Richmond Southside, VA (16263) Capital - Virginia 05/18/2017 Lawson K Headley
Glenda Headley
Optimist International - Club
Optimist Club Of Petersburg (16264) Capital - Virginia 05/18/2017 Lawson K Headley
Glenda Headley
Optimist International - Club
Optimist Club Of Spalding, JA (78593) Caribbean 05/18/2017 Kevin Grant
Optimist International - Club
Central Florida Sunshine Optimist Club, FL (60705) North Florida Oviedo, Fl (60629)
Tri-County, Fl (60680)
05/20/2017 David S Pudles
Shari Pudles
Lois S Philbrick
Michael Lassen
Optimist International - Club
Wentzville-Lake St. Louis Optimist Club, MO (30562) East Missouri St Louis, Mo (30390)
O'Fallon, Mo (30295)
05/22/2017 Kenneth E Monschein
Dianne Ohlms
Cynthia G Schwab
Stephanie Monschein
Optimist International - Club
MONTE VISTA HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (A2150) California South THE OPTIMIST CLUB OF EL CAJON, CA (41039)
05/31/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
The Optimist Club Of Kathmandu, Nepal (90013) Not In District 05/31/2017 Uday K Niraula
Optimist International - Club (Pilot Program)
 

June 2017
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
Harrisburg Optimist Club, SD (35234) Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota Sioux Falls Morning (SFMO), SD (35150)
06/06/2017 Robert L Christensen
Ken Munch
Optimist International - Club
Ste-Catherine de la Jacques-Cartier, Qc (54005) Quebec East - North Shore Cap Rouge, Qc (54114)
06/07/2017 Réal Joncas
Louise Vézina-Paquet
Optimist International - Club
BEDDINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL JOI CLUB (B2324) North Carolina East Golden Circle Optimist Club of Wilson , NC (43190)
06/09/2017 Junior Optimist International - Octagon
Yesterday-Today Tri-County Optimist Club Of Detroit, MI (17552) Michigan Detroit-Western Int'L, Mi (17447)
21st Century-Detroit, Mi (17001)
06/11/2017 Catherine Tilles
Charlie King Jr.
Fatima N Plater
Theresa A Jarratt
Optimist International - Club
ALPHA OPTIMIST BOBCAT CLUB (C0276) Iowa Marshalltown-Morning, Ia (40089)
06/14/2017 Junior Optimist International - Aplha
Educators Optimist Club Of Detroit, MI (17553) Michigan Civic Optimist Club Of Detroit, Mi (17551)
Detroit-Metro Riverfront, Mi (17122)
06/20/2017 Secialue Porter
Herbert J Strather
Fatima N Plater
Lou Moss
Optimist International - Club
Georgia Sunshine Optimist Club, GA (21623) GATEway Sawnee Optimist Club Of Cumming, GA (21546)
North Perimeter, Ga (21257)
06/22/2017 Russ Thomas
Gwen L Gable
H. Nick Prillaman Jr
Bill Breneman
Optimist International - Club
CRAWFORD COUNTY OPTIMIST CLUB, MO (30563) East Missouri Rolla, Mo (30370)
THE MERAMEC AREA OPTIMIST CLUB, MISSOURI (30558)
06/23/2017 Lister B Florence Jr.
Sheryl M Parker
Visherryl Morgan
Lauren Dell
Optimist International - Club
Helping Our Students Succeed Optimist Club, ON (45016) Southwestern Ontario Essex Youth Centre, On (45926)
Riverside, On (45178)
06/24/2017 Sandra Larivee
Mary L Biggley
Optimist International - Club
Optimist Club Of Goldenhead, JA (78595) Caribbean Kingston, Ja (78223)
06/26/2017 Dave Wilson
Optimist International - Club (Pilot)
Optimist Club Of West Portland, JA (78594) Caribbean Manor Park, Ja (78324)
06/27/2017 Diana P Morrison
Optimist International - Club
Optimist Club Of Christiana, JA (78596) Caribbean Mandeville, Ja (78493)
06/28/2017 Melione Hanson
Optimist International - Club
 

July 2017
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
The Optimist Club Of Pokhara, Nepal (90014) Not In District The Optimist Club Of Kathmandu, Nepal (90013)
07/21/2017 Uday K Niraula
Optimist International - Club (Pilot Program)
THE DUNROBIN OPTIMIST CLUB OF KINGSTON (A2151) Caribbean Royal-Kingston, Ja (78026)
07/31/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
IMPACT (A2152) East Missouri THE MERAMEC AREA OPTIMIST CLUB, MISSOURI (30558)
07/31/2017 Junior Optimist International - Junior
UNITED GENERATIONS OPTIMIST CLUB, BARBADOS (78597) Caribbean Progressive, Barbados (78008)
07/31/2017 Edwin Workman
Margot Aquan
Maureen E Dottin
Optimist International - Club
 

August 2017
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
Optimist Club Of Lagos, Nigeria (90012) Not In District 08/19/2017 Oluwole Awodipe-Oloko
Optimist International - Club
Serve People Optimist Club Of Nepal (90015) Not In District 08/21/2017 Deepak Bhandari
Optimist International - Club (Pilot Program)
Optimist Club Of Biratnager, Nepal (90016) Not In District The Optimist Club Of Kathmandu, Nepal (90013)
08/21/2017 Uday K Niraula
Prithvi R Thapa
Optimist International - Club (Pilot Program)
Broadway Kakabara Optimist Club, Uganda (17554) Michigan West Bloomfield, Mi (17412)
Kupsya Agents Of Millennium Progress (Kamp) (17530)
08/29/2017 Robert S Schiller
John Bailanda BRO.
Josam Kule
Optimist International - Club
Boone, Iowa (40197) Iowa Kalona, Ia (40077)
Ankeny, Ia (40174)
08/31/2017 Denny Phares
Mark Feilmann
Evan Sinclair
Optimist International - Club
 

September 2017
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
The Winthrop Women'S Basketball Optimist Club, SC (22430) South Carolina Rock Hill-Central City, Sc (22375)
The Carolina Forest Happy Hour Optimist Club, SOUTH CAROLINA (22425)
09/08/2017 Susie B Hinton
Juanita N Sanders
Marino A Garbin Jr.
Virginia Ricker
Optimist International - Club (Pilot)
Clinton Optimist Club, IA (40196) Iowa Urbandale, Ia (40157)
Dubuque-Morning, Ia (40088)
09/18/2017 Cathy Schlickman
Carl F McCarthy
James R Boyd
Optimist International - Club (Pilot)