• Honoring Our Heroes Honor a teacher, public safety officer, veteran or active duty military personnel as your #OptimistHero
  • 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
Honoring Our Heroes1 Oratorical World Championships2 Youth Clubs (JOOI)3 Optimism Summits & Regional Conferences4 Official Suppliers5 Welcome New Clubs6 Optimist Junior Golf7 Friend of Optimists8


The Optimist Magazine

The Optimist is the quarterly magazine of Optimist International. The Optimist is published October 1, January 15, April 1 and June 1.

Current Edition:

Spring 2016 - Read it online!

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