• 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
  • 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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Junior Optimist Octagon International

Welcome to the official website of Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI), home to the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers. JOOI members represent the times well by making their communities better - one service project at a time. With more than 15,000 members in more than 500 communities, JOOI members are constantly working to promote positive change in their communities. If you are currently a JOOI member, enjoy the site. If you are not ... join the revolution.

JOOI Board of Directors
Meet this year's JOOI Board of Directors!

How to Start a JOOI Club
If you want to start a JOOI Club, here's what you need to know.

JOOI Programs
There are several programs that are popular with JOOI Clubs across the organization.

Planning Guide
The JOOI Planning Guide is available to help Clubs in organizing all aspects of JOOI.

Awards and Forms
JOOI Advisers and Members can find all JOOI awards information and other forms in one place.

JOOI Convention
JOOI is headed to Quebec City, Quebec, for the 2016 Convention.

JOOI Club Membership Application
JOOI Districts
Discover what it takes to organize a JOOI District.

JOOI Club Directory
Locate the JOOI Clubs near you.

JOOI Legacy Fund
The JOOI Legacy Fund helps service outreach programs at the international level.

JOOI Meeting Minutes
Find out the latest developments in the JOOI organization.

Make sure your community knows just what your JOOI Club does.

The Torch Newsletter
The Torch is the official newsletter of JOOI and is published several times each year.

JOOI Youth Code and Creed

Contact Us
Amy Keller, Director of JOOI
4494 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (800) 500-8130 or (314) 371-6000, ext. 218
Fax: (314) 735-4118

Canadian Service Centre
5205 Metropolitan Blvd. East, Suite 200
Montreal, QC H1R 1Z7
Phone: (800) 363-7151 or (514) 593-4401
Fax: (514) 721-1104

E-mail: youthclubs@optimist.org or amy.keller@optimist.org

Charter JOOI Clubs
Junior Club 2
Octagon Club 5
Total 7
since October 1, 2015

Charter JOOI Members
Junior Club 36
Octagon Club 95
Total 131
since October 1, 2015