An Optimist club is a group of people who care enough to volunteer a portion of their time and effort, simply to help children and their community.
Optimist Clubs have been “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.
Our club is part of Optimist International, recognized worldwide as an organization of people committed to optimism and self-development for the improvement of youth and community.
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 spend $78 million on their communities annually.
Blast From the Past!
The Central Macomb Optimist Club celebrated its 15th anniversary in October 2019. Here is a look back at the front page of the very first newsletter edited by Keith Rengert in October 2004.