Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have been "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Club Members are known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes. By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can, Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place to live. There are over 100,000 individual Members who belong to more than 3,200 Clubs. Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each year, serving six million young people. Optimists also spend $78 million on their communities annually.
Each Optimist Club is autonomous and run by members from the local community. Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their communities in any way they see fit.
Are you interested in membership with the Ashland Optimist Club? If so, fill out the "Membership Invitation" form and attend a Saturday morning breakfast meeting to learn about the Club. You'll find our members are friendly and welcoming to all our guests.