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This website was created by Research Idaho to support new club building in the Pacific Northwest District of Optimist International.  We hope that you will find the information helpful wherever your club or district is located.  Please direct questions or comments to:

Linda Vaught





Reaching your community


bestnu.jpgMaterials for building new Optimist Clubs can be obtained through Optimist International.  By filling out a new club building commitment form, the builder can request a kit, complete with charter membership invitations and other ideas to get you started. 

The New Club Building Handbook published by Optimist International is a step-by-step guide to help you through the process. 

Once you've committed to build a club, getting the word out becomes the most important task. 

Consider these flyers to help tell the Optimist Story:

In just one day                     PDF    JPG   

Building community               PDF    JPG

What you want to make it    PDF     JPG

The Optimist Creed               PDF     JPG   (female pic)   JPG   (male pic) 

(We can help you customize these ready-made flyers.  Please send the time, date and location of meetings to this email and we'll return them via email in PDF or JPG format at no charge.)

Invite prospective members to your next meeting or thank them for being there with a postcard.  You'll make a contribution to the Optimist International Foundations when you order from  There are four styles to choose from.  


Many schools send information home with their students at least once a week.  Use this flyer to invite the parents to participate:

Kuna Optimist Club            PDF    JPG 

A road sign can be very helpful in broadcasting the date and location of your meetings.  These pictures show a homemade wooden sign with space left at the top to post information.  They used legal-size paper, large-size font, and covered the notice completeley with clear sealing tape to withstand the weather.

Road Sign 1                     Road Sign 2

At your first organizational meeting, you'll want to tell your potential new members more about Optimist Clubs and how your's will serve your community.  This presentation will get you started (please be patient as it takes time to load):

New Optimist Club Presentation  PowerPoint

New Optimist Club Presentation PDF PDF/Acrobat

As your club is formed, you will want a brochure that lets the potential member know how to find you, how to get involved, and what projects are being provided to your community by the Optimist Club. can help you customize this brochure to fit your needs or save this Word document template to your computer to insert your service projects and contact information.

Optimist Club Brochure (PDF)       

Template for Optimist Club Brochure (Word)