We are a local service organization dedicated to bringing out the best in youth through the empowerment of postive attitude

A California non-profit organization
Affiliate of Optimist International, California Southern District
Club number 41022 | Chartered September 28, 1970

Our Purpose

To develop Optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed;

To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs;

To inspire respect for the law;

To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people;

To aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of human-kind, community life and the world.


How We Help

Through volunteerism and distribution of funds, we support over 50 activities that advance the education, leadership, and moral values of youth. SEE ALL YOUTH PROJECTS


JOI Jr. Optimist Club Pasta for Pennies Jan 28-Feb 15

JOI Octagon Club SouperBowl of Caring (Super Bowl Sunday) February 3
Valentine’s Day Roses Feb 14
OI Essay Contest

OI Oratorical Contest
JOI of Reading

Eggstravanzag at Coronado Community Center Club
Spring Social

Sports Fiesta Ad Sales/Fundraising Campaign

CHS Scholarship presentations

Fourth of July parade
Sports Fiesta Event
Sports Fiesta Dinner

Installation Dinner

Halloween Happening Oct 26, 3:00-6:00 pm Coronado Community Center


Holiday Parade with JOI Cider and Snaps Tent Dec 7 from 5:00-7:00 pm


President – Carla Fargo
Vice President (Internal) – Renee Cavanaugh
Vice President (External) – Gene Rathswohl
Secretary – Paul Demke
Treasurer – Joe Moore

100 Years of Optimism

Are you interested in joining our club so that you can Bring Out the Best in youth, in your community, and in yourself? MORE INFORMATION

Club News & Announcements

Weekly Optimist Meeting 10-24-2020

Attending:  Lee & Sue Cargill, Charlie Ahern, Erin Downey, Kathleen Donnelly, Jack & Jo Larison (not pictured), Dan Henrickson, Marian Donahue, Rob Kracht, Bill Parry, Sarah Kauffman, Dennis Dorman, Marta Radcliffe, John & Mary Watson.

Weekly Optimist Meeting 10-08-2020

Sarah Kauffman was our guest speaker for the Optimist Zoom todayAlaska toFlorida toAnd 50 states across USA... and back home here in CoronadoSports teams and mascots still reign supreme...This 2 lb cheese bunny can stir up as much excitement Or a 40 lb cheese puppyOr a 600 lb cheese milk truckOr my newest Guinness World Record gator 3,121 lbs 66” tall x 48” diameter.Mew to my cheese gallery are concert fan fare events... Carrie UnderwoodBack street BoysAnd other famous cheese hero’s Like SupermanSponge BobHarry Connick JrMartha Stewart and Snoop DogAnd Coronado Optimist own beloved Dan Hendrickson and bro for 80th birthday immortalized as cheese basset houndsDispute all cheese events cancelling during Crazy COVID-19 I look ahead With Optimism
(Like Mike McCarthy of the GB Packers) And I will Always put my best cheese foot forward as I step in to new cheese challenges soon to call.