ROSEBURG OPTIMIST CLUB
“Bringing Out The Best In Kids”
The Roseburg Optimist Club, chartered in June, 1974, has been “Bringing Out The Best In Kids” in the Roseburg and Douglas County community for over 37 years. As part of Optimist International, the fourth largest service organization in the world, we are committed to being a “Friend of Youth” not only in our own community but also around the world.
The Roseburg Optimist Club has for many years supported local charities and other organizations which are centered on children. We have helped children in our community from receiving a new set of clothes for maybe the first time in their lives with The Salvation Army Dress a Child, to talking with Santa and Mrs. Claus and honoring our local law enforcement officers at the annual Respect for Law Banquet. We sponsor a Family Safety Day each year which helps keep our kids safe.
We’re not just about community service though. We also like to have fun. Our meetings each Friday at lunch can become raucous and irreverent. We enjoy our Installation Banquet each fall; our Christmas parties; and our times when we just get together to be with friends.
We invite any interested member of the community to come and join us. We meet each Friday at 12:00 Noon at Elmer's on Mulholland Ave., with the exception of the the third Friday of the month when we have our business meeting at Karen's Coffee Cup on Diamond Lake Blvd. in Roseburg, OR. For further information contact President Pete Sudduth at 541-430-3569 or Membership Chair Kelley Janzen at 541-643-6182.
OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL MISSION/VISION STATEMENT
By providing hope and a positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids!