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.

Projects of our Optimist Club

This club has been actively working to make the Des Moines community a better place to live and has been "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" since 1934.

Some of the activities the club participates in:

Respect for Law - Des Moines PD recognition (June)
Iowa State Fair Parade (August)
Youth Appreciation Week Luncheon (November)
Salvation Army Bell Ringing (December)

Iowa Homeless Youth Meal Center (Quarterly)
Oratorical Scholarship Contest (April-May)
Essay Scholarship Contest (January-February)
Junior Golf Championships (June-July)

"Lunch Buddies" (Monthly) program with the fourth and fifth graders at the Downtown Des Moines school


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