Lets Build a New Club

Optimists can extend their commitment to young people by starting New Clubs. Through a New Club, they bring together a new group of volunteers who focus on youth development and thereby help improve an entire community. Optimists also benefit from the New Club process, which sharpens leadership skills, increases fellowship and strengthens personal development.

Optimist International understands that people join Optimist Clubs for different reasons, most often for "intangible benefits." People join for the good feeling they receive from helping a young person succeed. Optimist International also recognizes the diversity and time limitations of today's volunteers.

Optimist International encourages Club Members to recruit new Optimists to grow their Clubs – also known as the "member-get-a-member" concept. But the organization takes this idea a step further, encouraging local Clubs to sponsor New Clubs as a supplement to their general membership recruitment efforts.

Do you want to bring out the best in kids by starting a New Club?