Club History


The Optimist Club of Burlington was chartered as one of the 2,500 Optimist clubs on January 17, 1949. As members of Optimist International our Mission is:

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.

Our Club will be 50 years old in 2020, and we are looking forward to celebrating that major milestone.  It is a long and a proud history of Optimism in our community. We have continued to evolve and keep pace with the times, whether it is through the use of technology and social media, the founding of our Junior Optimist Club or the types of support we give to the community of Burlington. Together the Optimist Club of Burlington does a make a difference for the children and youth of our community.