Sharing Optimism Since 1958
The Optimist Club of Richfield is dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids". 

The club meets every Wednesday, 7:30 - 8:30 AM at the Richfield Bloomington Honda on 501 W 77th St in Richfield. Parking is on the east lot or on Tom Woods Way. Rolls and coffee are free for visitors.

The Club supports many activities through out Richfield including:
  • Cliff Johnson Scholarships - selected graduating seniors receive $500 for post-secondary education
  • Junior Optimist programs at Richfield Senior and Middle Schools
  • Girl & Boy Scout Troops 11404 & 262
  • Young Life
  • Richfield Schools WEAC Program
  • RHS Special Education
  • RHS Senior Party
  • Athletic, club and academic teams including:
            Richfield Youth Baseball Inc
            RHS Girls Synchronized Swimming Team
            RHS Boys Swimming Team
            RHS STEM school teams attending National Future Problem Solvers competition
            Richfield Ready – funding for children’s outdoor activities

2018 - 19 Service projects include:
  • Richfield Work Experience Job Olympics
  • Providing socks and underwear & winter clothing to elementary, middle, and high school
  • Breakfast with Santa celebration 
  • Dinner Service Ronald McDonald House

Mission Statement
    By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

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

Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota District
    The Optimist Club of Richfield is a member of the DMM district. Visit

Optimists International
    Optimist International is our larger entity.  We are an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids."  To learn more, go to today!
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