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.

 Read here  OPTIMIST CREED

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

Events

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

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

MARCH
OI Oratorical Contest
JOI of Reading

APRIL
Eggstravanzag at Coronado Community Center Club
Spring Social

MAY
Sports Fiesta Ad Sales/Fundraising Campaign

JUNE
CHS Scholarship presentations

JULY
Fourth of July parade
Sports Fiesta Event
Sports Fiesta Dinner

SEPTEMBER
Installation Dinner

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

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

Officers

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

C4 Foundation Speaks to the Optimist Club

About the C4 Foundation:

www.c4foundation.org

Chief Special Warfare Officer, Charles H. Keating, IV aka “Chuck” or “C4” was killed in action on May 3, 2016 in Iraq defending an attempt by 300 ISIS terrorists to breach Kurdish defensive positions in attempt to destroy to the Mosul Dam. One year after his death, C4’s family formed the C4 Foundation, a non-profit charity in Charlie’s honor to deliver family and marriage strengthening programs unique to the Navy SEAL’s and their families at the C4 Ranch located in northern San Diego county. The C4 Foundation was organized as a nonprofit charity in Charlie's honor and spirit on June 26, 2017.

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