A few of the many projects conducted by Optimist Clubs:
Internet Safety Education for Adults and Children
(to learn more about this great new Internet Safety Project select from the menu)
- Working with schools to enhance education
- Conducting substance abuse prevention programs
- Sponsor youth sports teams
- Tutoring and mentoring young people
- Providing food baskets to needy families
- Assisting disaster victims
- Keeping kids safe during Halloween night
- Supply school supplies to kids in need
How Do We Earn Our Money?
Our club works the Tropicana Field (Ray's baseball games) at the Papa John's Pizza. We work about 20 to 21 games and for every person (usually six to seven people a game) we earn money. If we work all of the games without requesting assistance from the stadium we earn a bonus at the end of the season. Thinking about volunteering to help us? Check under the Contact Us page.
We offer a Family Plan:
Interested in more than one family member being involved in Optimism? Then you need to contact us to learn about saving with our Chapter. See the members listing on the Contact Us page and get in touch with one of us for more information.
The earned money is used by the club to give back to the kids in the community.
Just one of the many things we do in the community with the money we earn.
This was our 12th year of donating to Mason Dixon's Christmas Wish Fund to help provide a better Christmas to a family with kids that needed assistance. Come join us and be a part of something great in the community.
Mason Dixon Q105, Nancy Berghammer Secretary/Treasurer of Optimist Club of St Petersburg presenting our donation on the air.
Members of the Optimist Club and volunteers working hard at the Tropicana earning money to give back to the community.
Spaghetti Dinner at Palm Lake Christian Church
On September 15th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be holding our 3rd Spaghetti Dinner with Raffles, Silent Auction and 50/50. We were successful in beating the amount that we made last year. Hopefully we can say this again this year. Thanks to everyone that assisted us and to those who have attended this event.
Mason Dixon Christmas Wish Fund
Giving thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers and businesses that helped us earn money.
The Downtown, Breakfast,and Sunset Optimist Clubs along with our Club held the Easter Egg Hunt at Lealman Park on March 31st for the kids to find the many Easter eggs with prizes in them and giving out bags of candy and prizes to all of the kids that came out. New bicycles were given to the winners. Our club donated $400.00 for this event. When asked if the kids had fun we were advised that the squirrels had a good time too!