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)
With the advent of the COVID- 19 pandemic, the Club meeting schedule has been changed from weeklly meetings to only 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 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for lunch and fellowship. The formal meeting is called to order at 12:30 p.m.  Typically a fifteen minute business session will include necessary announcements and reports followed by a guest speaker.  Most meetings are adjourned promptly at 1:15. All Optimist meetings conclude with the attendees reciting the Optimist Creed.

Family Fun Day at Optimist Farm


BLOOD DRIVE - August 13, 2022
Donate Blood and Receive a $50 Gift Certificate
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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.