As a member of the Point Loma Optimist Club, you will enjoy camaraderie with other members as you attend weekly meetings, featuring interesting speakers and activities. You will work on committees that facilitate the generation of tens of thousands of dollars, benefiting hundreds of Point Loma and Ocean Beach boys and girls, annually. You will have an opportunity to express your patriotism when you, occasionally man the Point Loma Optimist Flag Truck, placing American Flags along Rosecrans, on Sundays and holidays. But most importantly, you will get that warm feeling, knowing you are contributing to your community. You’re leaving a positive footprint for your legacy to follow.

As an Optimist Member, you will be welcomed into a Club of individual citizens who share a desire to “Bring Out the Best in Kids.” We organize and participate in hands-on, interactive projects for kids. These projects range from Oratorical Contests to Youth Appreciation activities. As an Optimist Member, not only will you be connected to your local community, you’ll also boast affiliation with about 90,000 Optimists around the world.

The most immediate way to help make a difference in your community is by joining your local Optimist Club. The time you commit to the club and its activities is totally up to you—whether it’s three hours or 300 hours, every moment you contribute is positively affecting the lives of local kids and teens. As a bonus, you have the opportunity to meet incredible individuals and build lasting friendships with fellow members. Our meetings are normally Tuesday mornings at 7 am at the San Diego Yacht Club.  Please contact Jim Dennison at if you are interested in attending.