Projects, Programs, and Activities

Our Optimist Club participates in a variety of projects throughout the club year (October to September) that involve community service and the recognition of children's accomplishments, typically through a celebratory luncheon. We also partner with the Lynchburg Police Department to bestow the official Officer of the Year Award.  We have speakers at many of our monthly meetings to explore topics of interest to the members and guests.  We engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents, and our collective interests.  All represent great opportunities for service, friendships, networking, and personal growth.

Below are the projects, programs, and activities we currently hold throughout the club year:

  • October - Youth Leadership Achieving Neighborhood Excellence, sponsored by Hurt & Proffit
  • November - Recognition of Elementary Youth, sponsored by Bank of the James
  • December - Respect for Law (LPD Officer of the Year), sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors
  • January - Special Presentation / Guest Speaker
  • February - Career/Technical Education Recognition, sponsored by AREVA
  • March - Oratorical Contest, sponsored by Brownstone Properties
  • April - Musical Accomplishments, sponsored by Gentry Locke Attorneys
  • April - "Love Where You Live" cleanup event (in partnership with Lynchburg Public Works)
  • May - Theatre Arts Achievements*
  • June - Essay Contest (in partnership with HumanKind), sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors
  • July - Club "Night at the Ballpark" at Lynchburg City Stadium
  • August - Central Virginia Governor's School Research Recognition, sponsored by MontVue Capital Management
  • September - Charter/Anniversary Luncheon

*with gift contributions from Academy Center of the Arts, Renaissance Theatre, and Wolfbane Productions

Optimist Club of Lynchburg
P. O. Box 378
Lynchburg, VA 24505