It is part of Optimist International, which is made up of more than 2600 service clubs in the United States and several other nations. The Redlands club, comprised of community business professionals, retirees, and area service workers has benefitted the community in a variety of ways since its founding in 1947. Club members are dedicated to the work they do for Redlands, and also greatly enjoy each other’s company at noon meetings and in a variety of social events through the year.
Whether through the experience of seeing the joy on a child’s face upon receiving a medal in the Optimist Games, or listening to the speakers at the Optimist Oratorical contest, our members are continually inspired and fulfilled by their work with area youth. The city of Redlands has a long history of service and philanthropy, and we are proud to help carry on this great tradition.