Empowering Youth,
Building Community,
Making an Impact:
Our Actions Speak

At the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo, we believe in turning positive intentions into tangible actions that make a difference. From hosting engaging fundraisers like our Annual Golf Tournament to volunteering in various community projects, our efforts are driven by a commitment to empowerment, community, and impact. Explore how we actively contribute to Irmo, SC.

Empowering Through Action

Empowerment is more than a concept at the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo; it’s our driving force. Through dynamic fundraising initiatives like The Golf Tournament, we’re able to provide opportunities that empower both the youth and the community at large.

These efforts offer a platform for individuals and businesses to engage, support, and positively influence the next generation. Dive into our actions and discover how we’re making empowerment a tangible reality in our community, and find out how you can be part of this inspiring journey.

Community Connection and Volunteering

Community is the fabric that binds us together, and our actions reflect our commitment to strengthening these bonds in Irmo. Our annual Christmas Tree Lot at McGregor Presbyterian Church is more than a festive event; it’s a symbol of our engagement with the community. But our connection doesn’t end there. Whether it’s helping to fix a deck at the local children’s shelter or loading buses full of snacks for children’s lunches at school, we’re always ready to lend a hand where needed. By volunteering our time and resources, we foster a sense of unity, compassion, and shared purpose, furthering our mission to enrich and uplift the lives of those around us.

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. 

 Impact through Combined Efforts

The impact of our efforts is both broad and profound. The combination of our fundraisers, including The Golf Tournament and the Christmas Tree Lot, allows us to channel significant resources into schools, organizations, and activities dedicated to serving children. Through these targeted investments, we’ve touched the lives of thousands of local children annually, creating a lasting difference that goes beyond temporary aid. Our commitment to empowerment, community, and impact shapes our actions and drives us forward in our mission to bring out the best in Youth, our Community, and Ourselves.