The Bixby Optimist Club is open to all men and women who reside in or have an interest in the Bixby community – men and women who wish to be known as “Friends of Youth”. By joining the Bixby Optimist Club you will become a member of Optimist International. For additional information on Optimist International, visit their web site at www.optimist.org. Our year runs from October 1 to September 30 of each year. Current local club dues are $85.00 per year, with an additional one-time $15.00 International Optimist administration fee. You may join in any month, and dues for the year are prorated from the joining date. Please fill out the form below and an Optimist member will contact you.
What do Bixby Optimists Do? We help kids!
The Bixby Optimist Club was founded in 1975by a group of citizens motivated by the desire to contribute to their community. Today the club is involved in many annual community and school activities including:
Green Corn Festival: Our annual summer family festival and our primary fund-raising event. Activities include live music, food and fun activities for the entire family.
Scholarships: Up to $10,000 awarded annually to high school seniors.
Miss Bixby Scholarship Pageant: A tradition since 1975, the pageant is an opportunity for 10th, 11th and 12th grade girls in the Bixby School district to compete for scholarships and to showcase their talents in performing arts and public speaking.
Fishing Derby: A fun day of fishing enjoyed by youth ages 2 to 15 at Lake Bixhoma.
Youth Leadership Lunch: The top 25 high school seniors at Bixby High School are honored for displaying outstanding leadership skills.
Foster Children Christmas Party: This event helps area foster children and their foster parents by providing a Christmas dinner and gifts.
Essay & Oratorical Contests: Bixby youth gain writing and public speaking experience and compete for scholarships.
Bixby Youth & School Program Support: Our club provides financial support for local students to travel to contests and on special trips. We also support programs for disadvantaged youth.
Civic Responsibility: We assist with civic and community efforts to support parks, safety and beautification.
Types of Memberships
As Members of Optimist Clubs, individuals have the opportunity to “Bring Out the Best in Kids” along with other like-minded citizens. Through an Optimist Club, volunteers can answer the needs of local youth by organizing meaningful service projects. Please send completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Membership is an honor often bestowed by a Club on an Optimist who has shown years of dedication to the Club and the organization. Optimists can also enroll themselves in Life Membership. Through Life Membership, a one-time fee is paid and the Optimist pays lower dues for life.
Please enter the following info on your form:
Club No.: 07003
Club Name: Bixby, OK
Any Optimist Member who is enrolled as a full-time college student (minimum of 12 credit hours) is eligible to have their annual dues reduced.
Friend of Optimists:
Individuals can show their support of Optimist International by becoming Friends of Optimists. A Friend of Optimists may be someone who does not have an Optimist Club in their area, or they may not have time to dedicate to a local Optimist Club. Optimist Clubs can also bestow a Friend of Optimists membership on a community member who has shown great support for the Club. Please direct all questions to email@example.com
30 and Under for $30:
Optimist International is offering a one year, introductory membership to civic-minded individuals. Any new traditional Member inclusive of 18-30 years of age who joins an Optimist Club will receive this special dues offer. For one year, young adults can enjoy the benefits of an Optimist Club with less of a financial impact!
Recruit a Teacher Incentive:
From October 1st, 2019 until September 30th, 2020, Optimist Clubs are encouraged to recruit teachers from their local schools. Optimist International is waiving the $15.00 membership fee and offering a year’s dues for only $30!
Bixby Optimist Club
P.O. Box 335
Bixby Oklahoma 74008