Peninsula Optimist Club in the News We were fortunate to receive coverage on several local TV … [Read More...] about ‘Trying To Do Our Part’
The Peninsula Optimist Club Tree lot is officially closed until our upcoming plant sale in early May.
We would like to thank, ALL of our Patrons, Donators, Volunteers and Club Members for an amazing 2020 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.
Up Coming Events: Please like and follow our Face Book page below, and watch for up coming events. This spring, we will be organizing a plant sale fundraiser.
With your help, the club was able to raise $35,000.00 for the local food banks this season.
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.
All adult (age 18 and over) volunteers for the tree lot must complete the volunteer background.
COVID Health Form
All volunteers are required to complete this form daily before their shift.
Please complete the Adult Volunteer Release or Minor Volunteer Release before participating or volunteering.
Recently, Roosevelt 2020 graduate Sophia Linsky was awarded a $5000 scholarship from the Peninsula … [Read More...] about Roosevelt 2020 Grad Awarded Scholarship
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, Karen Stubblefield
- Vice President, Anna Hoffert
- Treasurer, John Teuscher
- Secretary, Bonnie Jackson
- Member At Large, Susy Wassmuth
- Member At Large, Pat Hoffert
- Member At Large, Eric Gorhum
- Member At Large, Tom 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. Someday we look forward to meeting again at the Elmer's restaurant at Delta Park
Member Background Check
All members of the Peninsula Optimist Club are required to complete a background check every two years.Member Background Check