The Oro Valley Optimist Club (OVOC) has been serving the youth of this community since November 20, 2002. Currently, there are 25 members that support 12 different youth groups throughout our community. We consider ourselves a “small but mighty” club and we are hoping to change the “small” part of that sentiment by increasing our membership. We sponsor one fundraiser each year, “Scramble for Youth Golf Tournament”, which we are also in the process of expanding. The OVOC has made a positive difference for the youth in this community by annually raising funds for Pennies for Childhood Cancer, Project Graduation, Pima County Youth on Their Own and Arizona Youth Partnership, just to name a few. In addition to providing financial support, the OVOC is involved in service projects such as Dispose-A-Med, Shop With A Cop and Drug Awareness day. We also serve the youth in this community with our education programs such as Student of the Year and Oratorical and Essay contests.
Our mission is to “promote good health, positive citizenship, and lifestyle in the youth of northwest Pima County.”
Our membership dues are $50.00 a quarter, $200.00 per year. There is also a one-time registration fee of $90.00 upon joining.