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Gateway Optimist Club participate in community service programs that are dedicated to bringing out the best in kids. Since each Club is autonomous and run by members in their community, Optimists have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way that is needed.

2024 CU Buffs Schedule

Help us raise money to help kids at the CU Buffs games this year.  What a great way to meet new people,  see the tailgating festivities AND have an opportunity to see the games for FREE!  Invite your friends and family to join in!     Contact us to volunteer GO BUFFS!

North Dakota v. Buffs
August 31 (Sat)
Baylor v. Buffs
September 21 (Sat)
Kansas State v. Buffs
October 12 (Sat)
Cincinnati v. Buffs
October 26 (Sat)
Utah v. Buffs
November 16 (Sat)
OSU v. Buffs
November 29 (Fri)

Click here -->Denver Children's Home daily needs wish list

Ship to 1801 Albion St., Denver, CO 80220, right to their door.  You can buy the same products on Amazon and ship to their door.  

Print the wish list , buy off the list and take it all to the home yourself.

The items we need most include:

  • Personal Hygiene (Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Deodorant, Toothpaste, etc.)

  • Feminine Care (Ultra-Thin Pads)

  • Foot Care (Foot Powder)

  • Socks (Women and Men Size)

  • Washcloths

  • All Season Alternative Down Solid Comforter, Twin/Twin XL

  • Thin Expo Markers

  • Composition Notebooks

  • Index Cards

Learn how you can  get your Optimist Dues (up to $100/year!)reimbursed through Grouper! 

Instructions for all members to learn  more in the Optimist Institute.

  • From Optimist International:
  • Click Member Resources (at the top of page)
  • Scroll to Leadership Development, Click Optimist Institute
  • Another page opens to Click Optimist Institute

  • For first time access, Click Register at the top of the page.
  • The current Passcode is 2425member
  • Fill in your information
  • The Gateway Optimist Club number is 25053
  • You can leave your member number blank

View instructional video below:

Select Optimist Club Member Registration to gain access to training modules.  Training modules consist of Optimist specific training and technical courses.

  • For future access, Click Login with the login-ID and password created during the Registration.

Children's Hospital Needs Donors!

If you are wondering if you eligible for donation, 

3rd Qtr District Optimist Conference

CO/WY District Convention

August 09, 2024 to August 10, 2024

The Golden Hotel

800 11th St
Golden, CO 80401

Click here to Register

You can now give while shopping!

Fundraising with King Soopers is easy. All you have to do is shop at King Soopers and swipe your Shopper’s Card.  
Here's how:                                                               

Register for free Dimentia discussions

Watch the video for how...

Below are the links to the registration pages

Nov 14 Seminar from AARP

Junior Optimist International Clubs

Home to the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers, the members of Junior Optimist International live by the motto of "kids helping kids." Junior Optimist International is recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and offers three different age groups: Alpha Clubs (elementary), Junior Clubs (middle school) and Octagon Clubs (high school).

“Bringing Out the Best in Our Youth to Make a Difference”

GVJOI at Grandview High School @grandview_optimists • Instagram photos and videos

Gateway JOI at Gateway High School 

Junior Golf

Since the 1970s, Optimist-sponsored golf tournaments have served as a springboard for many of golf’s greatest players.  Qualifying rounds

Optimist Jr Golf: Colorado-Wyoming District Qualifier (

Sponsorship Flyer

Scholarship Contests

Optimist International sponsors three scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: the Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH), the Essay Contest and the Oratorical Contest

Community Activities

Includes Respect for Law/Promotion of Non-Violence, Childhood Cancer Campaign, Youth Appreciation, Youth Safety and Tri-Star Sports. 

Youth Safety

This activity includes teaching youth about important safety issues that they encounter every day, such as traveling in a car or on the school bus and riding their bike. Optimist events such as a bicycle rodeo can make learning safety skills fun for everyone involved.

Mission, Vision and Purpose

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.

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

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.

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