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 Police Department 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)

“Reading to Third Graders” (January-March) program with the Third graders at the Downtown Des Moines school

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