When and where does the Club meet?
Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. The first Thursday, is typically a breakfast meeting from 7-8am and the third Thursday is a lunch meeting from noon-1pm. No meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday in June, 1st & 3rd Thursday of July or the 1st Thursday in August. Meeting locations can vary, but typically are held at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend. The board of directors meets every 4th week of the month, with location, days and times varying.
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 $110 which includes International, SWIS, and Club dues. Lunches will be paid A La Carte at $12 per meal. Annual In-Full Dues are $290 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 club member, Heidi Sternig at 262-227-4370 for more information or questions.