Colorado-Wyoming Optimist District
Zone 6 Clubs
Serving Aurora and Southeast Denver
Linda Williams, Lt. Governor 

Gateway Optimist Club is the Cool Club; small in numbers but a mighty army of light in this ever-darkening world. GOC gives people a sense of accomplishment with our efficient use of people’s time to do the most impactful projects. We work with all age groups and multiple organizations to fulfill the needs of local children and, at the same time, positively affecting those around them. Our members become family and we connect with each other by utilizing our strengths, skills, accomplishments, and social skills. Be a part of something meaningful. Join GOC.

Gateway Optimists meet Wednesdays at 7AM at Village Inn Restaurant 15200 E. Illiff Ave. Aurora. For more information contact Larron Jacksson  or Bob Krech, Co-Presidents.

The Tamarac Optimist Club is a club of positive, caring women who are dedicated to a wide variety of children’s initiatives. Our main projects include Pen Pals at Samuels Elementary, Clothes to Kids, New-Borns in Need, Brent’s Place, and Colorado Feeding Kids.  We are also heavily involved in the Colorado-Wyoming Optimist District contests such as Brain Bowl, Essay Contest and Oratorical Contest. Tamarac Optimist Club is a sponsor of the Hand-in-Hand Optimist Club in Amman, Jordan. Our projects are funded by member participation in Colorado Rockies game giveaways, annual peach sales, the MSOC Christmas Tree sales and grocery gift cards. Tamarac members take time to just have fun together with their annual club birthday party, Girls on the Go, Bunco and bridge groups and our annual holiday party. 

Tamarac Optimists meet weekly 8:30 AM at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113. For more information contact Claire Merrill 

From the time we were founded in 1968, The Optimist Club of Windsor Gardens has proudly served young people of all ages throughout the Denver area.  We have awarded countless scholarships to high school students through our JROTC Oratorical Contest, while middle school students from Place Bridge Academy eagerly participate in our Junior Optimist Club!  Kids from Place Bridge, Lowry Elementary and others have benefited from one-on-one reading and mentoring programs and awards for visual arts projects.  Our ongoing Great Teddy Bear Giveaway project has collected and distributed hundreds of stuffed animals to homeless and abused children.  With a vast array of projects to choose from, as well as fun and interesting meetings and fundraisers, it’s no surprise that we are currently the fastest growing club in the Colorado – Wyoming District! 


We meet at 11:00 AM on the second Wednesday of the month at Centerpoint in Windsor Gardens.  For more information, contact Bob Hamblin at We look forward to seeing you!