• 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
Join an Optimist Club1 Youth Clubs (JOOI)3 Official Suppliers5 Welcome New Clubs6 Optimist Junior Golf7 Friend of Optimists8


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.

Follow-Up - Whose Job Is It?
Builders of Excellence
Sponsor Club President
Sponsor Club Secretary
Sponsor Club Treasurer
Lieutenant Governors
Governor and Governor-Elect
New Club Building Chair
Membership Chair
Leadership Development Chair
International Vice President

Everyone plays a vital role!

New Club Resource Materials:
Please note: The Follow-up Program resources have changed. For clarification purposes, reviewing new practices may be appropriate.

Follow-up Program

Follow-up Forms:
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