Certified Club Builders are trained Optimist volunteers who are available
to work in target communities not currently served by Optimist Clubs.
Through direct marketing techniques, these volunteers work in connection
with District leadership to determine targeted sites and assist in training
volunteer key builders. They are also actively involved in the New Club
A Certified Club Builder is an Optimist who has a successful track record
in forming New Clubs. They possess an extensive knowledge of Optimist
International’s history, policies, programs and culture. They must
be available to travel and spend consecutive days working in the field.
In addition to leading New Club efforts within a community, Certified
Club Builders must be able to train and instruct other key builders about
how to successfully build New Clubs.
Certified Club Builders receive extensive training in every aspect of
the New Club process. CCBs are taught a proven sales model that enables
them to prospect and recruit potential members. They study successful
Club models and the New Club follow-up program. Each CCB develops a training
style that enables them to effectively communicate with other volunteer
builders at the Club and District levels. They learn skills that will
help them develop, organize and manage a team successfully. In addition,
CCBs receive training for building JOOI Clubs. During the training process,
CCBs have the opportunity to practice and refine their newly learned skills
by leading New Club efforts currently in progress at the selected training
When a Certified Club Builder travels within his or her own District
the cost associated with this program is incurred by the Optimist International
New Club Building Department. For travel outside of the District, the
New Club Building Department covers the cost to send the CCB out to a
specific location and any meals incurred. The District is responsible for
covering lodging and ground transportation.
A request for the services of the Certified Club Builder is made through
the New Club Building Department
at the International Office. The individual making
the request will then work in conjunction with the Optimist International
staff to schedule the Certified Club Builder to work within the particular
To request a Certified Club Builder, fill out the CCB Request Form below
and return to the New Club Building Department at the International Office.
Grant Proposal Form
For CCBs assisting in communities within their District, a grant proposal
should be filed with the New Club Building Department.
If you would like a CCB to come assist you on your New Club project, fill
out this form and return it to the New Club Building Department.
Evaluate your experience with your CCB. Was it everything you expected and
more? Fill out this form and send it back to the New Club Building Department.
Evaluate your experience as a CCB in the field. Do you feel your time spent
working in the field was effective? Please fill out this form and send it
back to the New Club Building Department.
|Current Certified Club Builders
The following is a list of Certified Club Builders organized by District.
New Club Home
E. Ted Baker
Cindy Von Fange
North Carolina East
North Carolina West
Tommy Crall, Jr.
Edward Murphy, Jr.
Mark E. Weinsoff
Quebec East and Acadie
Quebec East-North Shore
Mary Ann Gilpin
Wisconsin North-Upper Michigan
Jann Van Dreser