Join Us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of Each Month at Amedysis at  3481 Declaration Blvd in Sumter at 6:30 pm

  1. Scholarships
  2. Health and Fitness
    Health and Fitness
  3. Literacy
  4. Art Appreciation
    Art Appreciation
Providing Scholarships, Health & Fitness, Literacy and the Arts
For the Sumter and Clarendon County Children and Communities in South Carolina
Areas of Focus
Our Club Goals
  •   Scholarships
· Optimist International Essay Contest
· Optimist International Oratorical Contest
· Future Nurses
· Future Law Enforcement
· Elementary Teacher of the Year (for supplies)
· Youth Appreciation
  • Health and Fitness
· Battle Buddies Obstacle Course
· Medical Equipment Donations
  • Literacy
· Reading Programs to promote literacy in conjunction with area resources
  • Art Appreciation
· Collaboration with local business,  Cork & Canvas for Preschool Painting Programs
· Promoting Art, Music and Drama in children

  The Palmetto Optimist Club is a volunteer organization dedicated to bringing out the best in children in the Sumter and Manning communities through scholarships, health & fitness , literacy and appreciation of the arts.
The Palmetto Optimist Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Please visit the Palmetto Optimist Club Facebook page at for information about upcoming events and meetings or contact us at

The Palmetto Optimist Club is affiated with Optimist Interational and part of the South Carolina District for Optimist International. 
Our Affiliates
Optimist International
Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.

South Carolina District Optimist International
The legacy of Optimist work continues as clubs grow in membership and continue to form new clubs in South Carolina while providing essential services to the community and youth in their areas.
Volunteer to make a difference today.
The Palmetto Optimist Club needs your help in bringing out the best in children in Sumter and Clarendon Counties in South Carolina.  Please join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month to find out how you can make a difference in the life of a child and with your community. 

Contact us
Contact Us
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message.