About Us

The Rochester Optimist Club participates in many activities in the Rochester area in addition to participating in Optimist International Programs such as Childhood Cancer Campaign, Optimist Jr. World of Golf, Oratorical Contest and Optimist Essay Contest. Our club was chartered in August 1977 with 40 members, six of the original charter members are still active in the club.

Here is a small sampling of Rochester area youth and community programs sponsored by our club:

  • Optimist/PTSA Spelling Bee
  • Science Fair Judging
  • Childhood Cancer Campaign
  • Essay Contest
  • Summary Reading Program
  • Steve Fetzer Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Rochester Boys and Girls ClubRoadCleanup2006
  • Youth Basketball
  • Fire Arms Safety Training
  • Toys-For-Tots
  • Highway Pick-up

Our fundraising activities for the club include:

  • Frozen Goose 10K Run/5K Run-Walk
  • Cans-for-Kids; Aluminum can collection