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New Clubs Built in 2015-2016

October 2015
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
Happy Hour Optimist Club Of Johnson County, Ks (37308) Kansas Topeka-White Lakes, Ks (37280)
Topeka, Ks (37250)
10/04/2015 Joshua Marrone
Nate Bruns
Misty Kruger
Angie Kish
OI-Club
REACHING OUT JOOI CLUB (B2278) Michigan Huron Valley, Mi (17502)
10/13/2015 JOOI-Octagon
Club Optimiste Vanier 2015, Qc (54002) Quebec East - North Shore Charlesbourg, Qc (54134)
10/14/2015 Réal Joncas
André Aubin
OI-Club
YA YA XPRESS TENNARK OPTIMIST CLUB, AR (34153) TennArk Fort Smith, Ar (34025)
Rogers, Ar (34093)
10/16/2015 Cynthia A Hobson
Tim S Johnson
Donna Gallaway
Tom L Rasmussen
OI-Club
FIRST STATE OPTIMIST CLUB, DE (02425) Atlantic Central Media-Rose Tree, Pa (02263)
Valley Forge-King Prussia, Pa (02310)
10/19/2015 Delores Y Wright
Diana Cerwood
LaVera Seymour
Kenneth E Seymour
OI-Club
WOLVERINE JOOI CLUB (A2115) North Texas Chisholm Trail, TX (38025)
10/23/2015 JOOI-Junior
Highway 365 Optimist Club, AR (34154) TennArk YA YA XPRESS TENNARK OPTIMIST CLUB, AR (34153)
Little Rock-Central, Ar (34017)
10/24/2015 Mildred Tatum
Ruth O Hill
Lynne Buford
Barbara Robinson
OI-Club
EASTERN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL JOOI CLUB (B2279) North Texas Fort Worth-Bft East, Tx (38045)
10/29/2015 JOOI-Octagon
 

November 2015
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL OCTAGON CLUB (B2280) GATEway Forsyth-Cumming, Ga (21078)
11/01/2015 JOOI-Octagon
Chamorro Optimist Club San Diego, CALIFORNIA (41665) California South Optimist Club Of San Diego-Downtown, Ca (41115)
Lakeside, Ca (41065)
11/07/2015 Greg G Camacho
Albert Wong
Angela M Hawkins
Michael Perine
OI-Club
GRIFFIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (A2116) GATEway Smyrna, Ga (21275)
11/10/2015 JOOI-Junior
DC/UOIT OPTIMIST CLUB, ON (47021) Central Ontario Brooklin, On (47025)
11/10/2015 Brian E Wick
Annette Cowan
OI-Club
DURAND HIGH SCHOOL OPTIMIST CLUB (B2281) Wisconsin North - Upper Michigan Durand-Area, Wi (23009)
11/19/2015 JOOI-Octagon
OCTAGON CLUB OF VALLIVUE VEX ROBOTICS (B2282) Pacific Northwest Caldwell, Id (32028)
11/20/2015 JOOI-Octagon
TEMA DISTRICT OPTIMIST CLUB OF GHANA (79645) Associate Clubs OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL, GHANA (79643)
11/29/2015 Godfried G Sarpong
OI-Associates
 

December 2015
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
GAINESVILLE OPTIMIST CLUB, FLORIDA (60704) North Florida Sunset Pinellas County, Fl (60669)
St Petersburg-Bft, Fl (60070)
12/07/2015 Violet Hayworth
Ric Carvalis
Charles R Hayworth
Donald Furlong
OI-Club
DENNIS ELEMENTARY JR. OPTIMISTS (C0264) Ohio Springboro, Oh (24509)
12/15/2015 JOOI-Aplha
SPRINGBORO INTERMEDIATE JUNIOR OPTIMISTS (A2119) Ohio Springboro, Oh (24509)
12/15/2015 JOOI-Junior
SAGE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL JOOI (A2117) California South OPTIMIST CLUB OF CARLSBAD, CA, INC. (41005)
12/16/2015 JOOI-Junior
NHS JUNIOR OPTIMIST OCTAGON CLUB (B2283) Indiana North Middlebury, In (04372)
12/23/2015 JOOI-Octagon
SPENCERVILLE AND DISTRICT ALL STARS, ON (B2284) Central Ontario Spencerville And District, On (47213)
12/23/2015 JOOI-Octagon
ALMA JOOI OF BGCA (A2118) TennArk Crawford County, Ar (34152)
12/30/2015 JOOI-Junior
SPRINGBORO HIGH SCHOOL (B2285) Ohio Springboro, Oh (24509)
12/31/2015 JOOI-Octagon
 

January 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
Bankers Hill Optimist Club Of San Diego, CA (41666) California South 01/20/2016 OI-Club
BRILLIANT MINDS (A2133) Caribbean Anguilla, Bwi (78020)
01/22/2016 JOOI-Junior
OPTIMIST CLUB OF WARMAN, SASKATCHEWAN (13872) Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming Saskatoon-Hub City, Sk (13074)
01/24/2016 Allyson Wall
Brent Card
OI-Club
PRS LUNCHBREAK (A2120) California South OPTIMIST CLUB OF CARLSBAD, CA, INC. (41005)
01/31/2016 JOOI-Junior
New Detroit Unity Optimist Club Of Detroit, Mi (17549) Michigan Detroit-Loving Community, Mi (17494)
Central-Detroit, Mi (17089)
01/31/2016 Fatima N Plater
Linda L Simmons-Moseley
Thomas M Dorsey
Terrye Embry
OI-Club
MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OPTIMIST CLUB, MO (30559) East Missouri Rolla, Mo (30370)
01/31/2016 Lister B Florence Jr.
Melton D Parham Jr.
OI-Club
 

February 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
CARONLINA CARDINALS OPTIMIST CLUB, NC (44605) North Carolina West Charlotte-Mallard Creek, Nc (42270)
Charlotte-Providence, Nc (42128)
02/04/2016 Dianne S Mallard
Virginia G Fowler
OI-Club
ALEXANDER OPTIMIST CLUB, NC (44606) North Carolina West Charlotte-Mallard Creek, Nc (42270)
Charlotte-Providence, Nc (42128)
02/06/2016 Stewart Mallard
William M Fowler Jr
OI-Club
SEQUOYAH HIGH SCHOOL JOOI CLUB (B2286) GATEway Canton, Ga (21043)
02/09/2016 JOOI-Octagon
Montréal-Mercier, Qc (50017) Quebec Central Rosemont- Montréal, Qc (50642)
02/09/2016 Jean Lessard
Maxime Nadeau
OI-Club
ACMS JOOI CLUB (A2121) GATEway Athens, Tn (11005)
02/10/2016 JOOI-Junior
LAS POSAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JOOI CLUB (A2122) Pacific Southwest Camarillo-Noontime, Ca (14184)
02/11/2016 JOOI-Junior
MARTHA GASKINS JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (A2123) Alabama - Mississippi Birmingham-West End, Al (29007)
02/15/2016 JOOI-Junior
ST. ANDREW GIRLS OCTAGON CLUB (B2287) Caribbean Sunset-Kingston, JA (78302)
02/16/2016 JOOI-Octagon
JOY (A2124) Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota Yankton-Morning, Sd (35115)
02/23/2016 JOOI-Junior
VIRGINIA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (A2125) Capital - Virginia Virginia Beach, Va (16149)
02/24/2016 JOOI-Junior
BILLINGHURST JOOI OF STEAM (A2126) Pacific Central Reno, Nv (20330)
02/29/2016 JOOI-Junior
FYRE ROBOTICS OPTIMIST CLUB (B2288) Pacific Central Reno, Nv (20330)
02/29/2016 JOOI-Octagon
 

March 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
SEMI TONES, AB (A2127) Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming Edmonton-Dinner, Ab (13040)
03/07/2016 JOOI-Junior
GATEWAY OPTIMIST CLUB OF ST LOUIS, MISSOURI (30560) East Missouri St Louis, Mo (30390)
03/07/2016 Angelia D Bunch
Dalphine Taylor
OI-Club
BLACKBIRD OPTIMIST CLUB OF ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA (43517) North Carolina East Golden Circle Optimist Club of Wilson , NC (43190)
Raleigh, Nc (43355)
03/11/2016 Linda J Shepherd
Charles W Dunn
OI-Club
EISENHOWER JUNIOR EAGLE OPTIMIST CLUB (A2128) Kansas Topeka, Ks (37250)
03/16/2016 JOOI-Junior
SANTA PAULA JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (A2129) Pacific Southwest Santa Paula, Ca (14765)
03/18/2016 JOOI-Junior
NEW OPTIMIST CLUB OF GOLDEN LYDFORD, JAMAICA (78585) Caribbean Mammee Bay, Ja (78512)
03/21/2016 Barbara Watson
OI-Club
Pointe-du-Lac 2016 inc, Qc (54003) Quebec East - North Shore Maskinongé, Qc (54460)
Yamachiche, Qc (54993)
03/30/2016 Michel Dupuis
Marie Elen Plante
Jessica Pellerin
Jean-Louis Deschamps
OI-Club
 

April 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
DIFFERENCE MAKERS OPTIMIST CLUB OF AURORA, CO (25337) Colorado - Wyoming Denver-Denver Tech Center, Co (25077)
04/18/2016 Curtis W Merrill
Patricia I Merrill
OI-Club
BARRIE TECHNO TIGERS ROBOTICS, ON (A2131) Central Ontario Barrie, On (47010)
04/26/2016 JOOI-Junior
Mahler Thorp International Optimist Sports Club (43518) North Carolina East Rocky Mount-Evening, Nc (43375)
Rocky Mount-Bft, Nc (43055)
04/26/2016 David K Hodges
Thomas Peele
James A Hart
Waymouth E Allen Jr
OI-Club
 

May 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
GREENWOOD GIVERS (C0265) Michigan St Clair Shores, Mi (17369)
05/04/2016 JOOI-Aplha
Palmetto Optimist Club, SC (22427) South Carolina Sumter-Evening, Sc (22406)
Myrtle Beach-Grand Strand, Sc (22117)
05/05/2016 Lawrence J Perkins
Virginia Ricker
John Grover
Marino Garbin
OI-Club
Junior Golf Association Optimist Club, Bangkok (90006) Not In District 05/06/2016 James R Boyd
Tony K Meechaipuntumabumrung
OI-Club
WE ALL WIN JOOI CLUB (B2290) New Mexico - West Texas Las Cruces, Nm (19110)
05/10/2016 JOOI-Octagon
PRINCETON PENGUINS WITH PRIDE (C0266) Michigan St Clair Shores, Mi (17369)
05/12/2016 JOOI-Aplha
HARMON HAWK HEROES (C0267) Michigan St Clair Shores, Mi (17369)
05/12/2016 JOOI-Aplha
PEOPLE STAY STRONG TOGETHER (PSST) OF WAY ACADEMY WASHTENAW (A2132) Michigan Ann Arbor-Bft, Mi (17045)
05/13/2016 JOOI-Junior
LUTHERAN SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB (B2291) East Missouri Kirkwood, Mo (30225)
05/18/2016 JOOI-Octagon
Share-A-Smile Optimist Club Of Narrows Glen, WA (32329) Pacific Northwest Tacoma-West, Wa (32200)
Middleton Area, Id (32002)
05/18/2016 Linda Vaught Disney
OI-Club
Devils Lake Optimist Club, ND (35230) Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota Jamestown, Nd (35096)
The Optimist Club of Grand Forks, ND (35078)
05/18/2016 Kenneth Schulz
Timothy J Goetz
Shannon Ehlers
OI-Club
Overtown Optimist Club, FL (61004) South Florida North Miami Beach-Ives Estates, Fl (61210)
Miramar, Fl (61292)
05/26/2016 Mitch Goldman
David Arroyo
OI-Club
Club Optimiste Maroc (90005) Not In District Leonardo-Da-Vinci, St-Léonard, Qc (50621)
05/29/2016 Abderrazaq Mihamou
James R Boyd
OI-Club
EDMONTON VENTURER, AB (B2292) Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming Edmonton-Dinner, Ab (13040)
05/31/2016 JOOI-Octagon
 

June 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
Watson & Region, Sk (13873) Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming OPTIMIST CLUB OF WARMAN, SASKATCHEWAN (13872)
Saskatoon-Hub City, Sk (13074)
06/06/2016 Allyson Wall
Edie Harris
Shawn Toye
Brent Card
OI-Club
SOUTHWEST MILWAUKEE OPTIMIST CLUB, WI (09062) Southern Wisconsin Madison, Wi (09095)
Metro Milwaukee, Wi (09031)
06/07/2016 Vernon W Andren
Howard B Crofoot
Jerome Kuhnz
Jessica Hodgson
OI-Club
Premier Optimist Club Of Omaha, Nebraska (10148) Nebraska Omaha-Miracle Hills, Ne (10064)
Southwest Omaha, Ne (10011)
06/13/2016 Marvin E Wastell
Corinne N Wastell
Misty Wilson
Beryle Lantz
OI-Club
Bettendorf Optimist Club (40193) Iowa Davenport-Quad Cities-Morning, Ia (40038)
North Scott, Ia (40018)
06/15/2016 Dave Phillips
LeAnne Schneckloth
Debby Kelly
Amanda Thibodeaux
OI-Club
Southern Stars Optimist Club, Barbados (78586) Caribbean Barbados Bridgetown, Ba (78068)
06/16/2016 Adrian M Elcock
Darshani Workman
OI-Club
OCTAGON CLUB OF FAIRFAX HIGH SCHOOL (B2293) Capital - Virginia Fairfax-Central, Va (16026)
06/17/2016 JOOI-Octagon
Siouxland Optimist Club, IOWA (40194) Iowa South Sioux City-Morning, Ne (10100)
06/23/2016 Lora L Kander
Vern L Bright
OI-Club
 

July 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
Vidor Evening Optimist Club, TEXAS (06358) South Texas Nederland-Port Neches Eve, Tx (26068)
Fredericksburg, Tx (06074)
07/05/2016 Richard Bolling
Edward J Lee Sr
Bob Hartwig
Carolyn S Hartwig
OI-Club
Les Dames De Coeurs (53005) Quebec West St-Jérôme, Qc (53775)
07/06/2016 Marc Guenette
Pierrette Ricard
OI-Club
York Region Optimist Kruzers (47842) Central Ontario Newmarket, On (47130)
07/14/2016 Janice Asselstine
Ken Asselstine
OI-Club
Optimist Club Of Temple, Ga (21619) GATEway Moultrie, Ga (21217)
Carrollton, Ga (21076)
07/18/2016 Gerald Johnson
Dianna D Johnson
Jimmie R Briones
Catherine B Shuey
OI-Club
WARREN COUNTY OPTIMIST CLUB, MISSOURI (30561) East Missouri O'Fallon, Mo (30295)
07/18/2016 Cynthia G Schwab
Dwight Pollard
OI-Club
Vermillion Optimist Club, SD (35231) Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota Sioux Falls-Sioux Valley, Sd (35151)
Yankton-Morning, Sd (35115)
07/21/2016 David C Martin
Jack Dyvig
Jacob Hoffner
OI-Club
COOL KIDS CARE! JOI ALPHA CLUB (C0268) Michigan Southfield-Lathrup, Mi (17005)
07/29/2016 JOOI-Aplha
D.A.T. OPTIMIST CLUB AT UTSC, ONTARIO (47843) Central Ontario Delta Alpha Theta-Windsor, On (45054)
Newmarket, On (47130)
07/30/2016 Dwight Phillips
Marlene Phillips
Emily Watt
Jesse M Rumble
OI-Club
 

August 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
Progressive Lights Optimist Club Of Montego Bay (78587) Caribbean Sunset Liguanea, Ja (78329)
08/17/2016 Patrick Prendergast
OI-Club (Pilot)
Marketplace Optimist Club Of Southfield, Mi (17550) Michigan 21st Century-Detroit, Mi (17001)
Detroit-Western Int'L, Mi (17447)
08/18/2016 Catherine Tilles
Charlie King Jr.
Cherryl R Thames
Juanita Bell
OI-Club (Pilot)
J.R. ARNOLD HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR OPTIMIST OCTAGON INTERNATIONAL CLUB (B2294) North Florida Panama City-Beaches, Fl (60040)
08/31/2016 JOOI-Octagon
GRACE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (B2295) Alabama - Mississippi Huntsville, Al (29085)
08/31/2016 JOOI-Octagon
 

September 2016
Club Name (#) District Sponsor Club(s) Charter Date Builder(s) of
Excellence
Club Type
Safestart Optimist Club Of Edmonton (13874) Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming Edmonton-Dinner, Ab (13040)
09/14/2016 Douglas Nelson
Brian K Wallace
OI-Club
WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL OPTIMISTS (B2296) East Missouri Washington, Mo (30500)
09/15/2016 JOOI-Octagon
SPRINGER MEMORIAL JUNIOR OPTIMIST OCTAGON INTERNATIONAL CLUB (B2297) Caribbean Progressive, Barbados (78008)
09/15/2016 JOOI-Octagon
(07155) Oklahoma Jenks, Ok (07004)
Bixby, Ok (07003)
09/16/2016 Deborah J Crall
Patricia A Thomas
Tommy D Crall Jr
OI-Club (Pilot)
(78588) Caribbean 09/19/2016 OI-Club (Pilot)
(21622) GATEway Athens, Tn (11005)
Scenic Chattanooga Inc, Tn (11050)
09/20/2016 Diane C Frank
Kathleen Leedy
Richard Newman
Theo Laughner
OI-Club
OZARK OPTIMIST CLUB, MISSOURI (36643) West Missouri 09/20/2016 OI-Club
(43519) North Carolina East Whiteville, Nc (43472)
Wilmington, Nc (43475)
09/21/2016 OI-Club (Pilot)
(21621) GATEway Knoxville, Tn (11185)
Knoxville-Inner City, Tn (11390)
09/25/2016 Erin Favier
Essie L Johnson
Jonida Develle-Robinson
OI-Club (Pilot)
GENESIS OPTIMIST CLUB, NORTH CAROLINA (44608) North Carolina West 09/26/2016 OI-Club