About Us

Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.

The Optimist Club of Van Wert has been proudly serving the Van Wert County area since the 1980s. We are comprised of men and women dedicated to the community, friendship, fun, service to youth and the promotion of Optimist as a way of life. Our positive approach, upbeat outlook, and commitment to creating a more optimistic future for kids is what differentiates the Optimist Club of Van Wert from other volunteer opportunities.

Our members receive as much as they give.

  • The fellowship of people who get things done and the example they set for embracing a similar optimist mindset
  • New social and working relationships with individuals from a cross section of our community
  • The opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills
  • The satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of children and the community

Whether you are searching for an outlet to help your community, personal development, or rewarding camaraderie, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the Optimist Club of Van Wert.


 

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Optimist Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)
Optimist Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)
October 25, 2018
$3500.00 in Scholarships Will Be Awarded to the Winner By Optimist International & the Ohio District! The Ohio Optimists are, once again, offering a fantastic scholarship opportunity to...
Optimist partners with Service Club to Host Van Wert Children’s Christmas Garden
Optimist partners with Service Club to Host Van Wert Children’s Christmas Garden
October 16, 2018
Jim Clay and his family have dedicated six Christmas seasons to bring joy to the Van Wert and surrounding communities in the form of a whimsical Christmas Garden - A place where imagination ...
2019 – Avenue of Flags Program
2019 – Avenue of Flags Program
October 16, 2018
Veteran's Day is right around the corner. If you are a participant in this program, be on the lookout for our members who will be installing our beautiful flags across the city of Van Wert. ...