• 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
Optimist Volunteers1 Friend of Optimists2 Welcome New Clubs3 Scholarship Contests4 Optimist Junior Golf5 Youth Clubs (JOOI)6


New Clubs Built in 2012-13


OCTOBER 2012

Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence
High Five-Brown's Town, Jamaica Caribbean Mammee Bay, Jamaica 10/4/2012 Barbara Watson & Charlene McKenzie
         
Longhorn, TX South Texas Austin, TX
Austin-Greater Southwest, TX
10/17/2012 Kyle Cowand & Jose Montoya
         
Santa Clarita-Anything is Possible, CA Pacific Southwest The Greater Santa Clarita, CA
Van Nuys-Airport, CA
10/21/2012 Mathew Wykoff & Alan Wykoff
         
Région De Russell, ON Eastern Ontario St-Eugène, ON 10/24/2012 Geraldine Belanger & Gilles Belanger


NOVEMBER 2012

Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence
West Kern, CA Pacific Southwest West Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Southwest, CA
11/08/2012 James Minyard & Linda Raygoza
         
Renegade-Bakersfield Community College, CA Pacific Southwest Delano, CA
West Kern, CA
11/08/2012 TG Thomas & Hilda Thomas


DECEMBER 2012

Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence
Le Laurier de la Plaine, QC Quebec West

Le Plateau, Mascouche, QC
Terrebonne, QC

12/07/2012 Pauline Boulet & Yvon Ricard
         
Bay Area-League City, TX South Texas Dickinson, TX
Houston-Memorial Spring Branch, TX
12/10/2012 James Ayers & Gregory Lester


JANUARY 2013

Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence
Overtown Community-Miami, FL South Florida

North Miami Beach-Ives Estates, FL

1/03/2013 Mitch Goldman
         
Sports of St. Louis Area, MO East Missouri Arnold-Imperial, MO
St. Louis-South Side, MO
1/31/2013 Carl Dowdy & Amy Cox


FEBRUARY 2013

Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence
Rich Hill, MO West Missouri

El Dorado Springs, MO

2/07/2013 Joshua Heuser
         
Portmore Community College, Jamaica Caribbean Portmore-North, Jamaica 2/07/2013 Joy Crawford
         
Ralston, NE Nebraska Omaha-Breakfast, NE
Papillion-La Vista, NE
2/12/2013 Willis Nickelson & Richard Raasch
         
T1 Diabetes-Denver, CO Colorado-Wyoming Denver-Monaco South, CO
Littleton Breakfast, CO
2/26/2013 Doug Smith, Ron Gustas & Richard Cohen
         
Bluegill-St. Helen, MI Michigan West Branch, MI 2/28/2013 Timothy Lavere


MARCH 2013

Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence

Blainville Inspirante 2013, QC

Quebec West

Ste-Therese, QC

3/2/2013 Daniel Cote & Yvon Ricard
         
Surf City-Huntington Beach, CA Pacific Southeast Buena Park, CA 3/5/2013 Robert Eastland
         
Verde Valley, AZ

Arizona

Mazatzal-Payson, AZ
Yuma, AZ
3/6/2013 David Godley & Mark Manelli
         
Kruzers-Jackson County, MO West Missouri Sugar Creek-Inter City, MO 3/10/2013 Forrest Moore III
         
Evans, LA Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi Hornbeck, LA 3/15/2013 Dot Wilson
         
La Cite Collegiale, ON Eastern Ontario

Gloucester-Beacon Hill, ON
Vanier, ON

3/26/2013 Gilles Belanger


APRIL 2013

Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence

UW-Oshkosh, WI

Wisconsin North-Upper Michigan

Two Rivers, WI
Sherwood Area, WI

4/3/2013 Gregory Goodchild & James Rath
         
Benton County, MO West Missouri Osceola, MO 4/10/2013 Eric Brockus
         
Wesley Chapel, NC North Carolina West Weddington, NC
Charlotte-Mallard Creek, NC
4/13/2013 Johnny Rutledge & Stewart Mallard


MAY 2013

Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence

Bon Plaisir de L'outaouais Inc., QC

Quebec West

Ste-Agathe-Des-Monts 2006, QC

5/1/2013 Danielle Dupont
         
Sparkling-Brown's Town Community College, Jamaica Caribbean St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica 5/2/2013 Sonia Anderson
         
Blue Ridge Mountain, GA Georgia Gilmer County, GA
Jasper, GA
5/10/2013 Gail & David Gibbs
         
Los Angeles, CA Pacific Southwest California City, CA
North Hollywood-Optimists In Action, CA
5/15/2013

Ronald Baucume &
Jim Oliver

         
Hot Springs, AR Arkansas Hot Springs Village, AR
Conway-Twilight, AR
5/20/2013

Rosetta Dubose &
Sue Barton

         
Brownsburg-Chatham 2013, QC Quebec West St-Jerome, QC 5/22/2013

Jean Junior Désormeaux

         
Dreamland of Birch Hills, SK Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming Prince Albert-High Noon, SK 5/25/2013

Wendall Urquhart




JUNE 2013

Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence

Generation XX, PEI

Southwestern Ontario

Essex Youth Centre, ON
Essex, ON

6/13/2013

Sandy Larivee

         
South Spencer, IN Indiana South Santa Claus, IN
Chrisney, IN
6/24/2013 James Gartley &
Ron Fuhrman
         
Club Optimiste International-Haïti International St-Pierre, St-Jérôme, QC
Little Haïti, FL
6/29/2013 Jean-Claude St-Onge & Michael Goldman


JULY 2013

Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence

Rolla Youth Football, MO

East Missouri

Rolla, Mo

7/17/2013

Eric Bohannan

         
Elm City, NC North Carolina East Wilson-Golden Circle, NC
Wilson, NC
7/30/2013 Linda Shepherd &
Wayne Sidelinger
         
Fillmore-Piru, CA Pacific Southwest Canyon Country, CA
Van Nuys-Airport, CA
7/30/2013 Norbert Moniz &
John Romano

 


AUGUST 2013
Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence

Sunrise Optimist Club of Newport, Jamaica

Caribbean

Portmore-North, Jamaica
Caymanas, Jamaica

8/8/2013

Joy Crawford &
Donette Whyte

Lockwood, MO

West Missouri

Nine Wonders-El Dorado Springs, MO

8/13/2013

Don Beaty

Crawford County, AR Arkansas Fort Smith, AR 8/16/2013 Brian Nave &
Nathan Decanter
Montgomery County Emerging Leaders, TX South Texas Regent Care-San Marcos, TX
Houston-South End, TX
8/23/2013 James Rankin &
Alvin Marshal
West Galveston County, TX South Texas Galveston-Noon, TX
Bay Area-League City, TX
8/24/2013 Carol Hodges &
James Ayers
Monkey Junction Sports, NC North Carolina East Wilmington, NC
Roanoke Rapids, NC
8/26/2013 Sandy Cyphers &
Daniel Durham

 


SEPTEMBER 2013
Club Name District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of Excellence

Simi Valley-Moorpark, CA

Pacific Southwest

West Hills-Tarzana, CA
Woodland Hills, CA

9/4/2013

Edward Young, Jr. &
TG Thomas

Rainbow's End, IN Indiana South Indianapolis, IN 9/6/2013 Richard France
         
Greene, OH Ohio Centerville-Noon, OH 9/12/2013 Pat Behn
         
Special Children's Camp of Billings, MT Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming Billings-Breakfast, MT
Billings-Heights Business, MT
9/16/2013 Jay Strever &
Brett Schneider
         
Compton, CA Pacific Southwest Miracle Mile-Los Angeles, CA
Antelope Valley, CA
9/17/2013 Norma Guillotte &
Dana LaMon
         
South Strand, SC South Carolina Myrtle Beach-Grand Strand, SC 9/19/2013 John Grover
         
Sherwood Community, MO West Missouri Adrian, MO
Clinton Mid-Day, MO
9/19/2013 Gabe Davis &
Theresa Evans
         
Rose-Rich, TX South Texas Montgomery County Emerging Leaders, TX
Cy Fair Bear Creek, TX
9/21/2013 James Rankin &
Irvin Williams
         
Heart of Charlotte, NC North Carolina West Charlotte-Queen City, NC
Charlotte-Hidden Valley, NC
9/22/2013 Sandy Middleton &
Betty Wilkins
         
Central State University, OH Ohio Wilberforce University, OH 9/23/2013 Nodie Washington
         
By the Bay-New Baltimore, MI Michigan Clinton Township Area, MI
Shelby Township Area, MI
9/24/2013 Theresa Jarratt &
Lou Moss
         
South Circle, Jamaica Caribbean Kingston-Harbour View, Jamaica
Kingston-St. Mathews, Jamaica
9/24/2013 Sonia Johnson &
Carlene Hunter
         
Student UW-Platteville, WI Southern Wisconsin Platteville Area, WI 9/25/2013 George Krueger
         
St. Louis Metro Area, MO East Missouri Hazelwood-Florissant, MO 9/25/2013 Stephanie Monschein
         
Phoenix Rising of Pacoima, CA Pacific Southwest San Fernando Valley-Greater, CA
North Hollywood, CA
9/25/2013 John Herman &
Debra Greenfield
         
Limoilou, QC Quebec East-North Shore Ste-Foy, QC 9/25/2013 Evelyn Gagnon
         
Forest Acres, SC South Carolina Columbia-Downtown, SC 9/26/2013 Melvin Bannister
         
TLC of St. Anns Bay, Jamaica Caribbean St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
9/26/2013 Sonia Anderson &
Louise Jackson
         
Falmouth-Stonebrook Housing Scheme, Jamaica Caribbean Falmouth, Jamaica 9/29/2013 Richard Robinson
         
Renouveau Des Basses Laurentides, QC Quebec West La Seigneurie Du Comté De Terrebonne Inc., QC
Le Plateau, Mascouche , QC
9/29/2013 Pierrette Ricard &
Pauline Boulet
         
Dale, IN Indiana South Santa Claus, IN 9/30/2013 Kim Christensen
         
Moorpark College, CA Pacific Southwest Simi Valley-Moorpark, CA
Burbank, CA
9/30/2013 TG Thomas &
Karen Bayne
         
The Developers of Detroit, MI Michigan Detroit-Metro Riverfront, MI
Detroit-Western Int'l, MI
9/30/2013 Fatima Plater &
Herb Strather
         
Bridgewater of Discovery Bay, Jamaica Caribbean St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica 9/30/2013 Neriah Robinson
         
Classic Car-Denver, CO Colorado-Wyoming T1 Diabetes-Denver, CO 9/30/2013 Philip Perington
         
Snowboard, ON Central Ontario Brooklin, ON 9/30/2013 Maureen Jackson