WHO ARE WE at Dor-Wood Optimist Club?

We are the Dor-Wood Optimists and our motto is Friend of Youth.

Optimist District #24 - Ohio Optimist Club #24115 Chartered - May 1, 1965

We meet at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering, Ohio, every Thursday at noon to enjoy good food, listen to interesting speakers and share timely information. Quick wit reigns supreme!

We have the reputation of being a fun club and it is a reputation we encourage. Our club offers a release from the stress and anxiety of the work day so we come to the luncheon meetings to relax and enjoy each other's company while doing good work.


The objective of this club is to develop optimism as a philosophy of life;  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 man,  his community and world.


There can never be too many adults to help children grow up straight and strong. After the family and the extended family; after the church and the school - we are there. We are a service club that helps kids by serving as role models, designing hands-on activities and sponsoring institutions with similar goals.
We organize projects and programs to meet the needs of youth in Kettering and the surrounding area.