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What is an Optimist Club?

An Optimist Club is a local community service organization affiliated with the worldwide organization known as Optimist International.  

More than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." Optimist Club members volunteer and facilitate positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to local youth. With an upbeat attitude and positive outlook, Optimist Club members help empower and encourage young people to be the best that they can be.

Club leaders at the local level work to determine the needs of the young people in their community and organize a variety of programs to meet those needs. Globally, Optimist members conduct over 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people each year.

Plainfield, IN Optimist Club

The Plainfield Optimist Club (POC) facilitates a variety of academic, community and youth sports programs.  All programs are funded by a variety of fund-raising activities.  POC membership is a compilation of civic-minded individuals, business owners and professionals with a desire to make a difference in the lives of youth.

Member Meetings & Featured Events

Club meetings are typically held on Thursday nights.  Meeting format and location varies depending on guest-speaker or planned activity. Attendees can look forward to a variety of opportunities to gather together for service of others, community engagement and social fun! 

Featured activities are held regularly throughout the year and include opportunities to connect with fellow Optimists, recognize youth achievements, honor local leaders, learn about Plainfield-area initiatives, and strengthen the fabric of our community.  

Keep an eye on the Club Calendarcheck the website regularly and be sure to read monthly newsletters for latest details on Thursday Night Club activities! 

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