Raleigh - Optimist
Optimist Club of Raleigh
P. O .Box 26155, Raleigh, NC 27611
Chartered July 10, 1948
Celebrating 74 Years of Serving Youth

Email: RaleighOptimist@gmail.com

The Optimist Club of Raleigh is a service organization comprised of men and women with professional or business backgrounds. Club fundraising and service projects are for the benefit, encouragement and entertainment of the young people in our community. Sponsored programs include "Mile of Hope" (a weekend beach outing for childhood cancer patients and their families), "Safety on Wheels" (to promote bicycle safety), Take a Kid Fishing (fishing at the Optimist Farm), "Respect for Law", "Youth Appreciation Week" ( Scholarship awards for area high school seniors), and Oratorical and Essay Contests -- all focused on serving young people. The Club also provides financial support to the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina (at Lake Waccamaw, NC).  The motto of every Optimist Club is "Friend of Youth."  (Club Bochure)
The Club meets 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Garner Golden Corral, 3551 Grenelle Street, and 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Golden Corral, 3424 Capital Blvd. in Raleigh.  Meetings are highlighted by good food, fun and fellowship, plus a guest speaker selected to provide an entertaining and informative program. Members arrive about an hour before the meeting time for a meal and fellowship. All Optimist meetings conclude with the attendees reciting the Optimist Creed.


Interested in becoming a member?  Just download the Invitation form and complete it.  Then submit it to the above address.  One of our members will contact you and arrange sponsorship.

Download:  Optimist Invitation Form


We are proud to be affiliated with Optimist International.