Welcome to the Derby Optimist Club!

We're so glad you're here!


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 in which to live. There are almost 87,000 individual members who belong to 2,900 autonomous Clubs. Optimists conduct tens of thousands of service projects each year, serving millions of young people. Optimists also spend over $50 million on their communities annually.