What is Optimist International?
Optimist International is an association of more than 3,000 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.” Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.
With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best they can be. Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimists
conduct 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people.
To find out more about the work of Optimist Clubs and how you can support our Mission and Vision, click on the “Membership” tab above.
What Optimist Clubs 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.
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.
For more information about the Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club’s dedication to serving youth, please contact us by e-mail by submitting your name, contact information and questions on our Contact page.
March 14-16, 2014
The Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club will again be serving up food and beverages throughout each day at the Central MI HBA Home Show. Proceeds that are raised are used throughout the year to support community organizations and events that support children in the community.
The Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club will be hosting a qualfier for the Optimist Internation Jr. Golf Championship. Each year more than 600 junior golfers participate in this exclusive event. The winner of the Mt. Pleasant qualifier will move on to the state qualifier. Check back for date, location, and entry forms.
June 7, 2014 10am-2pm
The Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club will be registering bikes, giving out free bike helments to kids, and running the bike course. This event will take place at the Isabella Bank coporate office at 401. N Main St Mount Pleasant. Plan to stop by to visit and check out everything we have going on. Click here for a flyer.