Membership Information

  


The Purpose of an Optimist Club:   


       *  To develop Optimism As a  philosophy Of life

       *  To Promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs

       *  To inspire respect for law

       *  To promote patriotism, work for international accord, and friendship among            people

       *  To aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that  giving of           ones  self in the service to others will advance the well being of human-kind, the           community, and the world.


Meeting And Time Commitments:


The Bay City Noon Optimist Club meets Tuesdays at the Boys and Girls Club, 300 Lafayette Ave, in Bay City, starting at 12:15 and runs till 1:30.  Lunch is served, with a cost of $10.00, with the program beginning there after.  There are no meeting attendance requirements, but members are encouraged to attend.


Projects/Fundraisers:


While members are not expected to participate in all  project/fundraising activities, again they are encouraged to do so. Through your participation you build friendships, and at the same time enjoy fellowship with other members.  If you have an interest in a particular project or service activity, contact the committee chair or the club president to find out how you can be  involved at a level that is comfortable for you.


Dues: 


The Optimist year runs from October 1 through September 30.  Annual dues are $120 and can be paid annually, semi annually, or on a quarterly basis.  Quarterly dues are $30.00 and payable the 1st of each quarter.  Optimist International periodically conducts special membership incentive campaigns, which result in reduced annual dues. 


Zone, District, and Optimist International:


Zone, District, and International Meetings: 

     Our club belongs to the Michigan  District Optimist, and Optimist International. The District holds meetings on a quarterly basis, generally on a weekend to allow us to  meet with other clubs and share our projects. There is also an annual  convention held by Optimist International in July.   Optimists from  all over the world join for four days of workshops, and training for the  incoming officers.


If you would like more information about becoming a member of the  Bay City Noon Optimist Club, please contact us.