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DISTRICT TREASURER:  Joshua Bushmaker          bushmakerj1@yahoo.com

Club Dues:  Membership dues are set at the club level and includes the District and Optimist International dues listed below.  Club dues will vary depending on whether the club chooses to include meals in their dues collection.  Frequency of billing for membership dues is also determined by the club.

District Dues (Billed to clubs semi-annually):

$13.00 per year per member

College Students do not pay District dues, but do pay International dues

Friends of Optimist do not pay dues to the District


Optimist International Dues Structure (Billed to clubs quarterly):

Effective October 1, 2013
The dues and fees below are effective through September 30, 2014.

Each Optimist Club is responsible for paying dues for every Member of the Club in an amount based on the economic standing of the country in which it resides.

Regular Members
Annual Amount in U.S. Dollars
College Members
Annual Amount in U.S. Dollars
Tier 1 Countries $61.68 $22.74
Tier 2 Countries $45.64 $19.74
Tier 3 Countries $32.08 $13.74


Tiers are defined by the World Bank as High Income Economies, Upper Middle Income Economies and Low and Lower Income Economies. As of October 1, 2013, the following countries in which Optimist Clubs exist are classified as follows:

Tier 1
Antigua and Barbuda
Cayman Islands
Russian Federation
United States

Tier 2
Saint Lucia

Tier 3
Democratic Republic of the Congo


For each Life Member enrolled, a Club pays annual dues of $26 regardless of the tier.

New Member processing fee: $15 (U.S.) for regular Members and $5 (U.S.) for college Members.

Life Membership fee is $456.90 (U.S.) effective October 1, 2013.

Note on Dues: $1.00 (U.S.) is returned to the Districts