Mission, Vision and Purposes of the Scottville Optimist Club

By providing hope and positive vision to our community and children, Scottville Optimist Club members bring out the very best in local kids.

Mission + Vision

Welcome to our website. I hope you find it informational about our Optimist Club that has been working hard since 1953! Our mission is to serve youth and community in many different events and projects throughout the year. We hope you would consider joining the Club and be our guest for lunch Wednesdays at noon to learn more. Please feel free to give me a call at...

231-757-4743  work# ask for Joe!

Mr. Joseph Knowles​ - 2017 Club President


Scottville Optimist Club will be recognized as a premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential while supporting our local community and building tomorrows leaders who will do the same.

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, as well as our community.

Founded 1953 – Scottville Optimist celebrated it's 60th anniversary in 2013. From day one it has devoted its mission to community support and youth programs. Some of the current activities we enjoy and participate in include: local track meets, wrestling tournaments, youth dances, popcorn wagon, essay contest for college scholarships, Special Olympics  horseshoe and Bocci Ball tournaments,  Harvest Festival Breakfasts, Community Garage Sales, Annual Sportsman's Banquet, Spring Community Auction,  playhouse raffle, bell ringers for the Salvation Army, supporting Hospice and Alzheimers with band shell performances by the Scottville Clown Band, Summer Movie Nights for kids, and much much more...


our history

It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.