Welcome and Thank you for your interest in the Optimist Club of the Beach!
What Optimists Do: Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and do their part through community service programs. Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Optimist Clubs see a need in their community and react to it.
Optimist International officially sponsors several International Programs: the Childhood Cancer Campaign, Internet Safety, the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships and the organization’s scholarship contests (Essay Contest, Oratorical Contest and Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing). In addition, Optimist International encourages involvement in several other community activities:
- Respect for Law/Promotion of Non-Violence
- Youth Appreciation
- Youth Safety
Optimists conduct 65,000 community service projects each year, spending $78 million in their communities. Annually, six million kids are positively affected by Optimist programs.
Volunteer: Thank you for your interest in becoming a Friend of Optimists. We are always looking for community partners to help support our efforts, you can support the good work that our Optimist Club does for the youth in our community. Together with our Friends, we can continue to reach thousands of children right here in Bay County adding to the millions Optimist Clubs reach worldwide and inspire them to be the very best they can be. Contact us to find out more!