By providing hope and positive vision, Optimist bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.


Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

Hello Fellow Optimist,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I will serve as your Governor for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 optimist years. We started late, but the work and enthusiasm put forth will be on time. President Adrian’s motto is, “Imagine”. Just think, if you let your mind wander, of all the things we can do and accomplish as a team; together we will make NC West Optimist the best in every aspect of Optimism.
Our team will focus on training, new club building, membership/retention, club morale, etc. Everyone is accountable, therefore, let’s imagine you looking into the mirror, and see not only how but what each can bring to make yourself a better member and your club Bee the Best for NC West Optimist.
I am looking for your support, leadership, encouragement and an open mind to grow and make NC West Optimist excel in every aspect of Optimism. Won’t you be the Bee that flies with me?


Betty Parker

Betty Parker, Governor



The District provides a $2,500.00 scholarship to the finalist of each category. Find a Club and apply today!

The deadline for the District Essay Contest ends at midnight on February 28th. All submissions must be emailed to the chairperson, Phyllis Wonson, by then. No late arrivals will be accepted. Her email address is pgraywonson@gmail.com. Click on the picture above for rules and an application.