• 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
  • Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences Leadership training to bring out the best in your Club
  • 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
Oratorical World Championships1 Youth Clubs (JOOI)2 Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences3 Official Suppliers4 Welcome New Clubs5 Optimist Junior Golf6 Friend of Optimists7

Online Elections

International Officer Election Results
July 1, 2015
The online election of International officers is complete. The following Optimists were elected by the Clubs participating in the voting:

2015-16 International President-Elect:

  • Jim Kondrasuk of Monona, Wisconsin
Three year term to the International Board of Directors:
  • Rebecca Butler-Mona of West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Adrian M. Elcock of St. Thomas, Barbados
2015-16 International Vice Presidents-Elect:
  • Northeast & Great Lakes Region Vice President-Elect: George Clarke of Barrie, Ontario
  • Southeast Region Vice President-Elect: Daniel Rich of St. Johns, Florida
  • Mid-Atlantic Region Vice President-Elect: Lawrence Kelley of Lenoir, North Carolina
  • Middle America Region Vice President-Elect: Charles “Chuck” Davis of Columbus, Ohio
  • Great Plains Region Vice President-Elect Susan Fix of New Ulm, Minnesota
  • Southwest Region Vice President-Elect Venus Sandford of Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • West Coast Region Vice President-Elect: Bill French of Hillsboro, Oregon
  • St. Lawrence Region Vice President-Elect: Jean Paquet of Desjardins, Quebec
A total of 460 Optimist Clubs voted in the election, which represents 22% of the Clubs eligible to vote.