About Optimist International

How to Join an Optimist Club In the St. Cloud Area

Want to start "Bringing Out the Best in Kids?" If you like what you are seeing and would like to join the most dynamic youth-serving organization in the world, please join the St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club.

Please call the membership chairperson for
more information:

Membership Chair: Denny Smith 320-250-9741
or denny@dennysmith.com

We would love to see you as a member.  New members always help an organization grow and thrive because you bring new ideas and fresh energy.

Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, 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. Club members are best 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 110,604 individual members who belong to 2500 autonomous Clubs. Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each year, serving six million young people. Optimists also spend $78 million on their communities annually.

Interested in Becoming a Member?

Click on the following website, https://www.optimist.org/Forms/Membership_Invitation.pdf  , fill in the membership information, print out and send form to Denny Smith,  PO Box 942  St Cloud MN 56302  When you become a member you are welcome to attend our weekly meetings. We encourage you get involved in some of our projects for kids and we guarantee you will enjoy our members. Our membership dues are $100 for a year.  

Interested in Becoming a Friend of Optimist?

Click on the following website,  https://www.optimist.org/Forms/friend_of_optimists_brochure.pdf  , fill in the membership information, print out and send form to Denny Smith, PO Box 942  St Cloud MN 56302  When you become a Friend of Optimists you are showing your support of our mission but do not have time to get involved with projects or attend occasionally weekly meeting. Optimist International asks  Friends Of Optimists to also pay $100 yearly to become a Friend.

New Members Joining in 2020-2021

Jerome Abukue

Chris Berger

Dennis Hummel

Curt Hutchens

Don Kieser

Gary Anderson

Jim Hughes

Buddy King

Al Barth

Dan Ford

Mark Happe

Ryan Hogan

Greg Anderson

Randy Baker

Corey Jensen
Don Nitzkowski
Jack Parker
Ben Richason
Eric Schepers
Nicholas Snavely