Northwest Suburban Optimist Club

Founded in 1959, the Northwest Suburban Optimist Club (formerly known as the Optimist Club of Golden Valley*) meets weekly at 12:00 noon** every other Wednesday for lunch.

The Northwest Suburban Optimist Club is a local chapter of Optimist International. Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have been "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" since 1919.  The men and women of Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.  Club members are best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes.   By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can be, Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place in which to live.  There are 114,000 individual members who belong to 3,500 autonomous Clubs.  Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each year, serving six million young people.  Optimists also spend $78 million within their communities annually.

The 2018 Scholarship Application and Instructions are here!

* In January 2005 we changed our name to better reflect our membership and area of impact.

** The 2nd Wednesday of each month we meet at 7am for breakfast at Perkins in Golden Valley.  (There is no lunch meeting that day.)  Click here for a map to Perkins.

** The 4rd Wednesday of each month we meet for a Happy Hour. Details are provided in our weekly bulletin.


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