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We would like to thank, ALL of our Patrons, Donors, Volunteers and Club Members for an amazing 2022 season. Without all of you, we would not have been able to raise the money for the local youth organizations and the families in need this year.
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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 the Spring Plant Sale and 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 75-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.
Your gifts go to help local youth organizations, families in need, and provide scholarships.
All adult (age 18 and over) volunteers for the tree lot must complete the volunteer background.
Background Check Link Available After November 1st.
Please complete the Adult Volunteer Release or Minor Volunteer Release before participating or volunteering.
As they say, "it takes a village". For the year … [Read More...] about Thank You to Our 2020 Donors, Sponsors and Volunteers!
Tree Lot Hours and Location
November - December
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, Susy Wassmith
- Vice President, Bonnie Jackson
- Treasurer, John Teuscher
- Secretary, Christie Jackson
- Member At Large, Anna Hoffert
- Member At Large, Pat Hoffert
- Member At Large, Eric Gorhum
- Member At Large, Karen Stubblefield
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.
Member Background Check
All members of the Peninsula Optimist Club are required to complete a background check every two years.Member Background Check