Junior Optimist Octogon Club (JOOI)


Optimist International of Reno seeks  Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI) Clubs in our northern Nevada area to Promote Optimism.  JOOI is a youth service organization made up of Optimists Clubs for youth, and affiliated with Optimist International.  The Reno OI club is proud to mentor and sponsor young people through the formation of JOOI Clubs.

It’s Simple. JOOI Clubs choose FIRST challenges as a project each season among other activities and interests from the group.  That means JOOI helps you expand your scope and do projects that are in your interest.

Too easy, right?  That’s the beauty of being an Optimist.  Your interests are met in your way.  We give you the autonomy to do good, be successful and create impact.   Optimism is not seasonal.  It’s how we live and it makes a huge difference in the world.  We are giving you a platform to continue having fun, accomplishing things through your projects, and spreading optimism wherever you go.

Forming a strong JOOI Club    Each club follows the chartering and membership process outlined in the JOOI Charter guidelines.  Suggested guidelines are:

Students spread optimism wherever they go.

Octagon Clubs for ages 14-18

Junior Optimist Clubs for ages 10–13, and

Alpha Clubs for ages 6–9

Contact Dee  Frewert on how to start a JOOI Club locally.  See How to Start a JOOI Club and the synergy between JOOI and FIRST Robotics.

Northern Nevada JOOI clubs

Gather a few friends and plan amazing community, club and leadership projects.  Your team decides how and what you want to do.  Create opportunities, or simply do what you do best.  JOOI clubs can form with a few friends, or develop out of an existing club or team.  Your lead in spreading optimism strengthens communities and builds a brighter future.  These are some of the robotics teams forming JOOI clubs in our area:

For JOOI Leaders:  How to be a great JOOI President

FYRE Robotics Team FRC 5480, Reno Area, Nevada

FYRE RObotics 2016


The Enterprisers Robotics Team FTC 5326, Reno, Virginia City, Nevada

The Enterprisers in their Booth


M Cubed -> Sierra Youth Optimist Club

Minden, Nevada

JOOI 150728 008 (Charter Ceremony)
JOOI 150702 010 (Robot Camp)


JOOI 151025 004 (Meeting)
JOOI 150926 020 (Robotics Seminar)
JOOI 160120 010 (FTC Finals)


JOOI 160123 260 (Food Drive - FBNN - Donation)
JOOI 150926 021 (Robotics Seminar)


Billinghurst, The JOOI of STEM Club – Coming soon