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Palmetto Optimist Club
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Make a difference in the life of a child.
Contact us
[email protected]

Providing Scholarships, Health & Fitness, Literacy and the Arts
​and bringing out the best in children
For the Sumter and Clarendon County Children and Communities in South Carolina

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Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm
at Amedysis conference room, 3481 Declaration Blvd. in Sumter

Areas of Focus: Our Club Goals

Our Affiliates

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  • 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
    • Promoting art, music and drama in children

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.  http://optimist.org
   Every year its
foundation sends more than 100 students to college through scholarships totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars and assists local clubs in donating to local childhood cancer organizations and hospitals.
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.
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South Carolina District Optimist International
The legacy continues as clubs grow in membership and continue to form new clubs in South Carolina, while providing essential services to the youth and community in their areas.