Governor Pamela Franks
An Optimist Club is made up of men and women who want to positively impact their community. If there is no Club in your area, we can help you establish a new group.
Step by Step
Step 1: Needs Assessment
A needs assessment is exploring the way things are versus the way they could be within a community. This first step is simply identifying the purposes of the New Optimist Club. What are some opportunities for service within the community? How could a Club help bring this about? Can a Club achieve the desired result? What are the costs and benefits of a Club to the community?
Step 2: Recruitment
Recruitment is simply the process of adding like-minded individuals to an Optimist Club for the purposes of "Bringing Out the Best in Youth, in our Communities, and in Ourselves."
Step 3: Meetings
Meetings are the process of coming together as an assembly for a common purpose during the formation of an Optimist Club. There are two types of meetings in New Club Building: Informational and Organizational. Informational Meetings are held to inform prospective Members about the mission, values and structure of Optimist Clubs and to identify service opportunities within the community.
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.