Local organization dedicated to helping youth. The Optimist Club is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members commit to making the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities and in themselves. Our club has been active in the Flamborough community for over 60 years making our community a better place to live. It is a great way to meet new people, create lasting friendships and give you a sense of belonging in your community. Did you know that we built the ice skating arena in Carlisle? We also built the pavilion at Courtcliffe Park, at Balaclava School and at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School. We assisted in building the seniors home in Carlisle (together with the Rotary Club and Waterdown Optimists) and we raised a substantial amount of money to build the YMCA and Youth Unlimited buildings in Waterdown. All are welcome to join.