• Join an Optimist Club Join us to bring out the best in youth, in your community and in yourself
  • Junior Optimist International Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • 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
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Ask Yourself: "Is My Club Joinable?"

Wear a Nametag.  Start the Conversation.

This is the second year of Hello, my name is …, and we are confident that the hard work we've done over the last two years writing magazine articles, publishing Extended Content at optimist.org/listen, creating press releases, responding to Member feedback by making this year's nametags easy-peel, and cultivating a solid partnership with the Nametag Guy (who was also the keynote speaker at the 2010 Optimist International Convention in Denver, Colorado) will continue to benefit building relationships both within your Club and between your Club and your local community.

  1. Select a day for everyone in your Club to wear a handwritten nametag - JUST YOUR FIRST NAME.
    We have found that a blue "fine" Sharpie works best.

  2. Wear the nametag. It really is that simple.

  3. Start the conversation about Optimism. Wearing a nametag makes you more approachable.

Try it! You may be surprised at what happens to how you communicate with others and how they communicate with you.

--Member Services Department