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The Athens Luncheon Optimist Club is serious about "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" and do our part through community service programs.  Since our Club is autonomous and run by members in our community, we have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of our community in many ways.  When our Club sees a need in our community we can react to it.

Here are just a few of the many community projects we’ve been involved with:


Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have been "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Club Members are best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes. By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can, Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place to live. There are 105,000 individual Members who belong to more than 3,200 autonomous Clubs. Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects each year, serving six million young people. Optimists also spend $78 million on their communities annually.

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