1653 Richmond Street, Dorchester

Who We Are

Who We Support

The  Optimist Club of North Dorchester supports the following Youth Programs and Services through various optimist's fund raising events:

-Grad awards to local schools

-Canada Day Decorated Bike Contest

-Dorchester Foodbank

-Thames Centre Junior Optimist Club 

-Sport Programs for local sports organizations

-Local Youth Groups and Clubs

-Summer Playground Program

-UTRCA-Grade 2 River Safety Program

-Bike "Roadeo"

-Junior Golf

-Optimist Youth  Band

-Conductive Education

-HOBY (Hugh O'Brian) Youth Leadership

-Youth in Government

Mission Statement

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

Vision Statement
Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

The Optimist Creed
Promise Yourself-

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Purposes of Optimist Youth Clubs

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 the 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 the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

How Can You Help

Membership Magic

We’d like to invite you to become a member of Optimist

Club of North Dorchester, one of the largest service organizations in the world – where "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" has been our mission for more than 80 years! Whether you are a Member of a Club or a Club officer who enjoys the fellowship/friendship of others with a common greater good, Optimist Club of  North Dorchester needs and wants YOU as a Member.


You may also help us by giving a kind donation to the Optimist Club.


Optimists value Learning, Leadership, Excellence and a sense of community. Besides, being an Optimist is something that anyone can do. As Walt Disney said: “You can dream, create the most beautiful place in the universe...but it takes people to make that dream a reality.”


If you wish more information please contact our Membership Chairperson. John Andrigo 519-268-3819.

Our Members Dinner Social meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the Month, with 6:30pm our social time and 7:00pm our dinner