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2016-2017 International Bylaws

    U.S. Clubs - U.S. Clubs can file their Club Bylaws online at www.optimistleaders.org. The Club President or Secretary must file the Bylaws, and the Club can choose to adopt Standard Club Bylaws or customize Bylaws specifically for their Club. To view a tutorial video and access a printable guide regarding the Online Bylaws, please click here.

    Hard-copy Bylaws can be mailed to Optimist International (Attn: Club Services) using the Standard Bylaws linked below

    Clubs Outside the U.S. - Currently, Clubs outside of the United States can file Bylaws using one of the standard versions below.

    Standard Club Bylaws
    Standard Club Bylaws

    Standard Club Bylaws - Adjustable
    This version is a Word format and enables Clubs to make and track changes on screen. Changes can be made to all non-bolded sections and text field boxes. However, changes cannot be made to sections with bolded, mandatory wording. Once complete, please print off, get proper signatures and fax back to Optimist International.

Club Administration
Club Officer Installation Ceremonies
New Member Induction
Summary of Insurance
Club Organization
Optimist Club Model Organization Chart
Board of Directors
Club President
Club Vice President
Club Secretary/Treasurer
Club Nominations
Club Meetings

Club Reports
Club Budget & Finances

Sample Club Dues Invoice
Optimist International Structure & Services
Club and District Protocol
Tax Exempt Letter

Club, District and Member Recognition
President’s Incentives
Builder of Excellence Recognition

District Administration
Installation Ceremonies
International Programs
International Programs and Community Activities Overview 2014-2015 - Everything you ever wanted to know about programs and activities
Community Needs Assessment Tool
Community Needs Assessment Survey
Fundraising Planning Guide
Fundraising Ideas from A to Z
Other programs materials can be found in the Programs section of the website.

Membership Brochures
Membership Brochure
Friend of Optimists Brochure
Other membership materials can be found in the Membership section of the website.