Champaign-Urbana Optimist Club

Bringing Out the Best in Kids

About Us

The Champaign-Urbana Optimist Club is one of more than 4000 Optimist Clubs all over the world. Optimist International, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s largest service club organizations whose sole purpose is serving their communities. Carrying the motto “Optimists Bring Out The Best In Kids”, our clubs serve more than five million young people annually.

 

The Champaign Urbana Optimist Club conducts positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Our Club Members are best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes. By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can, Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place to live.

History

The C-U Optimist Club was established in 1947, and chartered in 1948.

Past Club Presidents

2007-2008

J.Manley

2006-2007

J. Remesch

2005-2006

M. Paluch

2004-2005

C. Donaldson, Jr.

2003-2004

J. Pece

2002-2003

E. Fondren

2001-2002

M. Minnes

2000-2001

H. Burch

1999-2000

D. Chenoweth

1998-1999

C. Minnes

1997-1998

R. Patzke

1996-1997

H. Schweighart

1995-1996

Q. Rogers

1994-1995

C. Lohmeyer

1993-1994

C. Minnes

1992-1993

J. Whitman

1991-1992

G. Morgan

1990-1991

B. Fondren

1989-1990

G. Buskirk

1988-1989

A. Burr

1986-1987

K. Griffen

1985-1986

G. Buskirk

1984-1985

B. Fondren

1983-1984

W. Splittstoesser

1982-1983

G. Morgan

1981-1982

R. Clay

1980-1981

H. Hensley

1979-1980

R. Patzke

1978-1979

L. Joop

1977-1978

J. Manley

1976-1977

J. Widholm

1975-1976

J. Sisco

1974-1975

G. Perkins

1973-1974

P. Nelson

1972-1973

H. Schweighart

1971-1972

G. Keith

1970-1971

B. Doane

1969-1970

M. Marsh

1968-1969

B. McArthur / D. Semonin

1967-1968

B. Seaman

1966-1967

J. Whitman

1965-1966

F. Barber

1964-1965

K. LeSeure

1963-1964

S. Murphy

1962-1963

J. DeAtley

1961-1962

P. Luedtke

1960-1961

B. Smith

1959-1960

R. Hutchens

1958-1959

W. Ehler

1957-1958

J. Moffit

1956-1957

G. Cheeseman

1955-1956

D. Murphy

1954-1955

E. Smith

1953-1954

W. Bandy / F. Green

1952-1953

S. Bing

1951-1952

E. Adair

1950-1951

H. Miller

1949-1950

C. Busey

1948-1949

C. Busey

 

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