...to the Optimist Club of Chapel Hill website, created to serve our members as well as the public with the latest information about our club's service and fund-raising projects. Membership information is available.
The Optimist Club of Chapel Hill is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization. Our motto is "Friend of Youth". The purposes of the club are to develop Optimism as a philosophy of life, utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed: to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well being of humankind, the community, and the world.
We are non-sectarian and all-inclusive. The membership of this club represents a compatible cross-section of the business, social and cultural life of the community and consists of adults of good character and community standing, generally compatible with the membership of all Optimist clubs, who reside in or have community interests in the city of Chapel Hill or the adjacent area and who have been duly elected to membership.
Our Mission: "By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids."
For more information on the Optimist Club of Chapel Hill, download our club information brochure by clicking HERE. (PDF 174K)
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For information on club activities, please contact:
President: Trish Verne 919-942-4144
For information on club membership opportunities, please contact:
Membership Chair: Shelia Hodges-Loftin 919-904-8259
If you are interested in presenting an informative program (non-political, non-sales) at one of our club meetings, please contact:
Program Chair: Marge Clemons 919-265-8515