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For over seven decades, the Peninsula Optimist Club in the St. Johns community of Portland, Oregon, has provided scholarships for students at Roosevelt High School who will attend a community college or vocational school after graduation.
The scholarships are made possible by the Christmas tree sales held every year in the Memorial Christmas Tree Lot at the corner of N. Lombard and N. Chautauqua Blvd. Additional funds are raised through Fourth of July fireworks sales.
In addition to scholarships, the Optimists also donate money in support of many youth organizations (click on donor recipient tab above). As Optimists, we believe that our 74-year history of constant work for and commitment to youth has entitled us to proudly display on our sign at N. Lombard and N. Chautauqua: Friends of the Youth.
The Portland-Peninsula Optimist Club of Oregon was chartered in 1946.
Tree Lot Hours and Location
November 27th - December 24th
Corner of N. Lombard St. and N. Chautauqua Blvd.
Sunday - Thursday, 10 am - 8 pm
Friday, 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday, 9 am - 9 pm
Tree Lot Directions
Board of Directors
- President, Joel Toelman
- Vice President, Karen Stubblefield
- Treasurer, John Teuscher
- Secretary, Kyra Brinster
- Member At Large, Bonnie Jackson
- Member At Large, Pat Hoffert
- Member At Large, Susy Wassmuth
- Member At Large, Anna Hoffert
Meeting Time & Location
On Zoom, the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Public is welcome, please email us for the link. Someday we look forward to meeting again at the Elmer's restaurant at Delta Park