Thursday, February 9, 2012


Peninsula Optimist Club Gears Up
for the Christmas Tree Sale
to support North Portland Youth Activities
(John Teuscher, Chairman of the Christmas Tree Sales,
and son Chris finish putting up Christmas lights at the tree lot.) 

For 67 years, 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 67-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.