HEAT Optimist Club




The Tucson HEAT Optimist Club is a member of the Raytheon-Tucson Employees Association Membership (R-TEAM). HEAT Optimists are busy in our community all year long.

The HEAT Optimist Club meets regularly.

**COVID-19 UPDATE** We are back to meeting in person at Denny’s on Old Vail Road in Tucson. We offer a hybrid model, allowing anyone to attend via Zoom as well. Contact heatoptimistclub@gmail.com for more information

Club Meeting schedule:
1st Thursday – Board Meeting (All members are welcome)
3rd Thursday – General Club Meeting

Meetings open at 6:00 PM for networking.
Meetings begin at 6:15 PM.

Dates to Remember:

  • October 29, 2021 – Mesquite Elementary School Fall Festival. Look for our cotton candy booth! 4:30 – 8:00 PM
  • November 6, 2021 – 1st Quarter Conference, Yuma. See here for more information
  • December 10-24, 2021 – Gift Wrapping at Park Place Mall
  • December 10-12, 2021 – Fourth Avenue Street Fair. Look for our water stations!
  • December 11, 2021 – Kohl’s Kids Shopping Spree

Memberships Click Here or Contact heatoptimistclub@gmail.com for more information.

The HEAT Optimist Club works to help children and our community. You can help too by purchasing these delicious nuts, snacks, and chocolates. Every purchase allows us to continue with our many projects including our Christmas Shopping Spree, recognizing educators and first responders, and many others. Please help us with a purchase today!

Thank you Jim Click and Millions For Tucson for offering another truck as a raffle/fundraiser for Tucson charities! All funds raised from our ticket sales go directly to our club!

Purchase your raffle tickets today!

Single Tickets ($25.00)
Five for $100
Eight for $150

Deadline to purchase is December 10, 2021. Drawing to be held on December 17th.

More Information

Who We Are

Purpose: 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.

Read more about Optimist International, a worldwide volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

What We Do

The HEAT Optimist club is active all year along. We encourage youth public speaking, provide scholarships, bring the community together for holidays and celebrations. We help families provide clothing for their growing children and we encourage well-being in our community. Learn more about our activities here.

Annual Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)

Breakfast with Santa, Mesquite Elementary

Visit from Santa during the annual shopping spree at Kohl's

The annual Kohl’s shopping spree for kids in need included a visit from Santa!

Other Annual Events

  • Communication Contest
  • Essay Contest
  • Oratorical Contest
  • Youth Appreciation Day
  • Jr. Optimists
  • Boy Scouts
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Decorative Pillowcases for Diamond Children’s Hospital
  • Respect for Law

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