As they say, "it takes a village". For the year of 2020 and during the Covid-19 Pandemic it took … [Read More...] about Thank You to Our 2020 Donors, Sponsors and Volunteers!
With the fireworks sale canceled, if you would like to donate to the groups who would have participated, please donate here. Your gifts go to help local youth organizations, families in need, and provide scholarships.
The Peninsula Optimist Club is following the Portland Fire and Rescue Fire Chief who announced that due to hot temperatures and dry conditions there is "an immediate ban on the use of all legal and illegal fireworks." Read full announcement.
Therefore, our annual fireworks sale is cancelled for 2021. We thank the volunteers who have signed up, and we look forward to seeing everyone for our Christmas wreath and tree sale in a few months. We will open on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 27, 2021.
Fire Chief Announcement 6/29/2021
"Due to unusually hot temperatures and dry conditions, PF&R is announcing an immediate ban on the use of all legal and illegal fireworks. This difficult decision has been made recognizing that it will have a serious impact to those businesses dependent on the sale of fireworks and many of us who had plans to include fireworks with our July 4th, 2021 celebration.” Portland Fire Bureau
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.
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.
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.
Please complete the Adult Volunteer Release or Minor Volunteer Release before participating or volunteering.
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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