SCV-Newhall Optimist Club
Bringing Out the Best in Children
P.O Box 1446 Canyon Country, CA 91351
The SCV-Newhall Optimist Club is a chartered club of Optimist International, operating in the Santa Clarita area.
Optimist International’s mission is to foster an optimistic way of life, through a network of Optimists, dedicated to the full development of their potential in order to provide ever-expanding
service to youth, the community and the world.
They are also involved with many local activities such as participation in the Junior Blind Olympics in the spring of each year, Celebrate Life (With Hope) with Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles and Santa’s Magic, a program in which we distribute toys provided by the Santa Clarita community to the children of Jail Inmates.
Some of the SCV-Newhall Optimist Club activities:
We have fingerprinted several thousand children, providing parents with an important form of identification.
Oratorical and Essay Contests
Youth in the community speak or write on specified topics. Their work is judged by independent panelists Winners compete at higher levels for the first prize of a $2500.00 scholarship (Oratorical) or $6,000.00 (Essay).
Campaign Against Childhood Cancer
We are privileged to join with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (Celebrate Life With Hope), Light the Night Walk to fight childhood Leukemia & Lymphoma and a number of Santa Clarita based activities in the battle to eliminate the scourge of Childhood Cancer. Our support is ‘hands on’ whenever possible and financial whenever and wherever we can.