How to Start a Junior Optimist International Club

You may charter a Junior Optimist International Club with only eight Junior Optimist International Members. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $50, an annual registration fee of $60 and membership dues are as follows: $8 per member per year for Alpha Clubs and $10 per member per year for Junior Optimist and Octagon Clubs. The registration and member fees are prorated depending on the month you charter the Junior Optimist International Club. Also, Junior Optimist International Clubs are only required to pay for the first 50 members.

Below you will find the necessary forms you will need in order to charter your Junior Optimist International Club.

Forms for Chartering a Junior Optimist International Club

Junior Optimist International Charter Application

Junior Optimist International Clubs Fee Structure

Junior Optimist International Membership Application

Junior Optimist International New Club Grant

Membership Roster

Officer Information Sheet/Election Report

Suggested Club Bylaws


Junior Optimist International Districts

In order to form a Junior Optimist International District there must be four Clubs that attend a conference and officers are elected. Once the officers are elected, the newly formed Junior Optimist International District should submit the Junior Optimist International District Conference Form to Optimist International. The adult Optimist District will then receive a rebate of $1 per active Junior Optimist International Member in the month the Junior Optimist International Conference was held.

Junior Optimist International Districts

Guide to Organizing a Junior Optimist International District

Junior Optimist International District Conference Form