About Us-
Optimist Club of St. Andrews

The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo is a vibrant embodiment of community spirit and positive action. Nestled in the heart of our local area, our club has been a beacon of hope and inspiration for the youth and community members alike. Through fundraising, collaborations with schools, and various activities, we’ve enriched the lives of thousands of children, fostering an environment where dreams grow and potential is unlocked. Our mission is to bring out the best in Youth, our Community, and Ourselves.

Connection with Optimist International

As a proud member of Optimist International, the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo aligns with a global network of volunteers dedicated to making the world a better place for our children.

Optimist International’s motto, “Friend of Youth,” resonates with our club’s mission and activities. Together, with more than 2,500 clubs around the world, we’re united in optimism, striving to create positive change and uplift those around us.

Ways to Get Involved

From weekly membership meetings to making a donation, we have many ways for your to get involved and help out.

Weekly Membership Meetings

Every Friday Moring

We meet for breakfast every Friday morning from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. If you would like to join us to learn more about being a member of our Optimist Club, contact us for more information. 

Christmas Tree Lot

Nov- Dec

The Annual Optimist Club Christmas Tree Lot is primary fundraiser for our club. Located on St. Andrews Road at McGregor Presbyterian Church parking lot. We also always open “the weekend before Thanksgiving".

Annual Golf Tournament


You can participate by sponsoring or signing up a team to golf. All proceeds go to our Annual Day of Giving, supporting the local youth within our community!

Annual Day of Giving

September 2023

We support many youth-related organizations each year and this culminates in our Day of Giving event where we fund and thank those organizations for what they do in our community.

Organizations We Support

When you support the Optimist International Club of St. Andrews- Irmo, you are supporting these organizations as well. We raise money to donate to the organizations that help our local youth the most. Learn More. 

Be An Optimist With Us! 

We invite you to join us in our pursuit of a brighter future. Whether you’re interested in becoming a member, volunteering your time, or supporting our initiatives through donations, your involvement can make a profound impact. The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo is more than a club; it’s a community of like-minded individuals driven by the desire to make a difference. Connect with us today and discover how you can contribute to building a world filled with hope, compassion, and endless possibilities for our youth.