About Optimist International

Please call the membership chairperson for
more information:

Membership Chair: Jim Gasperlin  320-492-9172
or jgasperlin@aol.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.

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.

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.

New Members Joining in 2019-2020

New Members  Brady DeGagne and Jamie Dingmann