100 Years, Let’s Celebrate!

June 19, 1919 was the founding of Optimist International. On this day we celebrate the Optimist International Centennial 

•11 clubs held a convention in Louisville KY

•William H Harrison elected first International President

•3 years grew 11 Clubs to 49 Clubs

St. Paul Club Celebrates International Optimist Day on Feb. 7th

Mayor of St. Paul declares Feb. 7th - Optimist Day in St. Paul
There are 2400 Optimist Clubs, with more than 70,000 Members, in Optimist International and Optimist members throughout the world that carry out more than 6500 service projects that serve six million young people a year. Now, Therefore, I, Melvin Carter, Mayor of the City of Saint Paul, do hereby proclaim Thursduy, Februury 7, 2019, to be:

St. Paul Optimist Club Foundation Launches New Web Site

The St. Paul Optimist Club has a Foundation named "St Paul Friend of Youth Foundation".  It was set up in 1996 as a charitable 501 (c) 3 organization. Its purpose is that we seek to honor achievement in the face of adversity and promote excellence in the development of leadership through education and to increase our ability to provide funding support to St. Paul youth striving for higher education


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