|Step by Step
Step 1: Needs Assessment
A needs assessment is exploring the way things are versus the way
they could be within a community. This first step is simply identifying
the purposes of the New Optimist Club. What are some opportunities for service
within the community? How could a Club help bring this about? Can a Club
achieve the desired result? What are the costs and benefits of a Club to
Step 2: Recruitment
Recruitment is simply the process of adding like-minded individuals to an
Optimist Club for the purposes of "Bringing Out the Best in Kids!"
Step 3: Meetings
Meetings are the process of coming together as an assembly for a common
purpose during the formation of an Optimist Club. There are two types of
meetings in New Club Building: Informational and Organizational. Informational
Meetings are held to inform prospective Members about the mission, values
and structure of Optimist Clubs and to identify service opportunities within
Step 4: Follow-Up
Follow-up is the ongoing process, led by the District, ensuring that each
New Club becomes a strong, viable asset with effective leadership that provides
excellent service to the community.
New Club Resource Materials
Do you have what you need to start a Club?
Rules for New Clubs
Need a Certified Club Builder in your area?
Electronic New Club Kit
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Contact the New Club Department
Do you want to start a New Club?