Community Involvement EXPO
WHO WE ARE
BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN YOUTH, OUR COMMUNITIES
AND OURSELVES FOR OVER 100 YEARS!
It’s our motto; it’s who we are and what we do. We are people who care about our
communities and make a difference in the lives of young people. Optimist Clubs conduct
positive service programs for children in communities throughout the world. Optimist
Clubs have been “Bringing Out the Best in Children, in Their Communities, and in
Themselves” since 1919. There are over 69,000 individual Members who belong to more
than 2,400 autonomous Clubs. Optimists conduct 60,000 service projects each year,
serving millions of young people.
Optimist International is expecting 2,000 attendees at its conference. The Exhibit
Area (Community Involvement Expo) is open to the public and features fundraising
companies, local businesses, endorsed organizations, Club projects displays,
Optimist International departments and the official Optimist suppliers. Vendors are
allowed to sell their product.
**Due to the standing agreement between Optimist International and Official Optimist
suppliers, no other vendors will be allowed to reproduce the official Optimist logo on
Galt House Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky, United States