As a Member of the Brandon Valley Optimist Club, individuals have the opportunity to "Bring Out the Best in Kids" along with other like-minded citizens and business owners. Our volunteers can answer the needs of the Brandon Valley youth by organizing meaningful service projects. 

There are many other benefits to being an Optimist other than helping the community: 
•     New social and working relationships with individuals from a cross section of Brandon. 
•     The opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
•     Satisfaction of making a difference in lives of children as well as the Brandon Valley community.

Whether you are searching for an outlet to help your community, personal development, or rewarding camaraderie, you’ll find what you’re looking for in your local Optimist Club. 

Family Meeting

1st Tuesday of each month (eat at 6pm, meeting at 7pm)

Brandon Pizza Ranch (back room)

Children are welcome

One of the hardest parts of joining a volunteer organization taking time away from your family. Because we don't want you to make you choose, we put them together. During our Family Meeting, we encourage both parents and children to attend. We all eat and socialize for the first hour while enjoying the Pizza Ranch buffet. At 7pm, the children move to the playground at Country Fair for supervised playtime while the adults have a normal meeting.

Traditional Meeting

3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm

Tailgators ~ Brandon, SD

Adults preferred

Don't think that the traditional meeting is not fun! We gather for food and drinks for an entertaining evening. Because of the more controlled environment, this meeting is when we have many of our guest speakers.