The Oregon-Brooklyn Optimist Club has been serving the communities of our two lovely villages for over 50 years!
The Club is a member of Optimist International, a large and multinational group of service clubs that primarily focuses on fostering a spirit of hard work, good citizenship and philanthropy among the youth. The organization dates back to the early 20th century in Buffalo, New York, where a group of businessmen started the first Optimist Club.
For the past 50+ years, our club has recognized a great number of middle school and high school students, not only for their academic achievements, but also for their dedication to the well being of the community.
Every year, the Oregon-Brooklyn Optimist Club awards one high school senior the Ina Stoehr scholarship to assist them in reaching their post-secondary goals.