The Glen Lake Optimist Club was founded in 1950. We are one of more than 2500 local clubs of Optimist International whose members work to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities and in themselves. The Glen Lake Cub, along with the Eden Prairie Club, the Bloomington Club, the Richfield Club, the Prior Lake/Savage Club and the Northwest Suburban(Golden Valley) Club make up the clubs in Zone 10 district of the Dakotas-Manitoba-Minnesota District of Optimist International. Our major fund raising efforts are the selling of Christmas Trees, which occurs at Field 3 of the Glen Lake Optimist Fields in Minnetonka and selling pizza at the Minnetonka Summer Fest. The first hockey rink in Minnetonka was built by the Glen Lake Optimists years ago along with the Optimist baseball field. Serving youth in our community is our priority and each year we grant money to help fund youth activities and programs in our community. In general, we meet the 2nd Tuesday OF each month from September thru May at the Gold Nugget Restaurant, 14401 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka. We invite those interested in learning more about the Glen Lake Optimists to join us for a complimentary meal.
At a Jan dinner meeting, Mr. Rob Callan, from Good Rally.org, attended to see what Optimists are all about. To learn more about Optimist International and about the Glen Lake Optimist club, click on link below.