Junior Optimist/ Octagon Clubs

Norte Vista & J. W. North  High Schools

Riverside Octagon Club’s Advisor:  Gil Heth

Norte Vista Octagon Club Advisor:
Norte Vista Octagon 2016-2017 Club President:

W. North Octagon Club Advisor:
W. North Octagon 2016-2017 Club President:

The Riverside Optimist Club provides guidance and support for JOOI (Junior Optimist Octagon International) clubs located on the campus of Norte Vista and J. W. North High Schools in Riverside, California.  Norte Vista has forty members and J. W. North has twenty-two members registered for the 2016-2017 school year.  These are very active clubs, involving the students in community service projects and other fun activities.

These activities include:  Operation Safe House, Clothing drive, Mission Inn Run, Festival of Lights, Adopt a Family, Toys for Tots, Christmas Caroling, Rose Parade Optimist Float decoration, Senior Center visit, Foot Patrol/CURE, Habitat for Humanity, Hunger dinner, Canned food drive, Optimist Blind Olympics, Beach cleanup, Riverside Optimist Club fundraising activities.

JOOI members have opportunities to polish their leadership skills, manage money and practice good citizenship.  These hands-on experiences help prepare JOOI members for college and adulthood.