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The Torch

The Torch is the official newsletter of Junior Optimist International. The Torch is published several times each year. The October issue is mailed to Junior Optimist International Club Advisors, e-mailed through Optimist Mail and posted on the website. All other issues are distributed electronically through the website and Optimist Mail.

To submit a story or photographs for consideration, please send an e-mail to youthclubs@optimist.org or call (800) 500-8130.