• Optimist Volunteers Join our team to bring out the best in kids and yourself
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Scholarship Contests Helping youth achieve their dreams of higher education
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Leadership Summits Professional training developing strong and Optimistic leaders
Optimist Volunteers1 Friend of Optimists2 Welcome New Clubs3 Scholarship Contests4 Optimist Junior Golf5 Youth Clubs (JOOI)6 Leadership Summits6


Online Elections

International Officer Election Results
July 1, 2014
The first-ever online election of International officers is complete. The following Optimists were elected by the Clubs participating in the voting:

2014-15 International President-Elect:

  • Dave Bruns of Topeka, Kansas
    • Three year term to the International Board of Directors:

    • Sue Creswell of Reading, Pennsylvania
      • Judy Boyd of Urbandale, Iowa
        • 2014-15 International Vice Presidents-Elect:

        • Northeast & Great Lakes Region Vice President-Elect: Anne Donkers
          • Southeast Region Vice President-Elect: James Adams
            • Mid-Atlantic Region Vice President-Elect: Barbara Timmons
              • Middle America Region Vice President-Elect: Robert Floyd
                • Great Plains Region Vice President-Elect Mark Claussen
                  • Southwest Region Vice President-Elect Al Clark
                    • West Coast Region Vice President-Elect: Linda Jackson
                      • St. Lawrence Region Vice President-Elect: Luc Dubois
                        • A total of 555 Optimist Clubs voted in the election, which represents 25.5% of the Clubs eligible to vote.