When and where does the Club meet?
Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 12-1pm over lunch except in summer. No meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday in June, 1st & 3rd Thursday of July or the 1st Thursday in August. Meeting location is at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend. The board of directors meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m. at Silverbrook Intermediate School for one hour.
How much of my time is required?
From as little as one hour two times a month to attend a club meeting or help with a project, to as much as three to four hours or more if you hold an office or lead a project. You determine your time commitment!
Is attendance at meetings required?
No, but it is encouraged. It is the best way to stay updated on what is happening in your club. You will also hear from various community speakers at the weekly meetings.
How much does it cost?
We offer several membership options. Annual membership options start at $90 which includes International, SWIS and Club dues. Lunches will be paid A La Carte at $10 a piece. Annual In-Full Dues are $275 which include all membership dues and the cost of all lunches for the year. Quarterly, semi-annual and annual payment options exist.
What do I do as a member?
An Optimist member attends club meetings and volunteers time for the many service programs and opportunities, the club supports and participates in fund raising events.
How do I join?
Click on the Membership Invitation at the top of this page and complete the form. Then mail the completed form to: Optimist Club of West Bend, P.O. Box 1970, West Bend WI, 53095 or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the President, Heidi Sternig at 262-227-4370.