HEAT Optimist Club

 Optimists bring out the best in kids and communities

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** All meetings are happening virtually until further notice. Contact heatoptimistclub@gmail.com for more information

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

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

Dates to Remember:

  • March 14, 2021 HOG Tournament (register here)
  • April 5, 2021 Deadline to register for the Oratorical content (download application)
  • May 14-16, 2021 Quarterly Conference, Tucson AZ
  • June 29-July3, 2021 International Convention, Atlanta, GA

Memberships Contact heatoptimistclub@gmail.com for 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 – download application, deadline January 24, 2021
  • Oratorical Contest – download application, deadline April 5, 2021
  • Youth Appreciation Day
  • Jr. Optimists
  • Boy Scouts
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Decorative Pillowcases for Diamond Children’s Hospital
  • Respect for Law

Get in Touch

HEAT Optimist Club of Tucson, AZ
heatoptimistclub@gmail.com


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