The Optimist Club of Des Moines - Serving the youth of Des Moines since October 1934
Join us as we celebrate our 81st year of service in Des Moines!

We meet the Second Wednesday of each month at the Old Market Spaghetti Works on Court Avenue at noon.
Next Meeting

March 11, 2015

We will review what projects are planned for 2014-15 year, our 80th Celebration party, and an after work new member opportunity session.

Next Project

Kids Fest, March 6-9.

Upcoming Events

Iowa Cubs Fundraising Stands April - July

District Note

Iowa District Conference, May 9 in Des Moines.

You can get the details from the site.

Membership Opportunity

We are currently working to increase our membership. We invite you to read about the projects we work on as well as more about we are about as an organization. You may also contact us for additional information or an invitation to membership. For a membership application, please click here.

New promotion: If you are under age 30 and join the club, your dues will be only $30 for the following 12 months!

We have a special opportunity for supporters of our mission but don't wish to actually join our club. This is our "Friend of Optimist" program. Click here for an application and more details.


You can also get more information on our International Web Site ( and our District (State of Iowa) Web Site (


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Our Mission Statement: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids!