The Optimist Club of Greater Vienna was established in 1955, chartered as an IRS 501 C 3 organization and has been serving the greater Vienna Community for 60 years. Vienna Optimists is a 100% volunteer organization.  The Club conducts community service projects that help youth through scholarships, awards, sponsorship of educational or school activities as well as recognizing contributions and accomplishments in our community. 

For Optimist International, we are Club Number 16220.


Board of Directors 2017-2018
President (63th)
Susan Bauer
Jim Houston  
Tom Bauer  
Immediate Past President (62th) Michele Wright  
President Elect
V.P. of Community Anna Ryjik
V.P. of Finance Dick Lippert  
V.P. of Media Relations Gary Moonan
V.P. of Membership Kathy Cutri
V.P. of Youth Mike Fitzella  


Director of Community Bruce Lauther
Director of Membership Lauren Wagner
Director of Social Media
Steve Rabil
Director of Youth
Gary Moonan  
Project/Program Chairs:

Walk for Growing Hope Anna Ryjik & Susan Bauer
Farmers' Market Jim Stivison  
Caboose Coordinator Dan Mulville  
JOI - Junior Optimists Inter.
Ed Wonder
Special Olympics Coordinator Mike Battaglia  
Culmore Center Coordinator
Laurie Cole  

To contact us by email, click on envelope icons above or here for general message:        

Our Mailing Address:   

Optimist Club of Greater Vienna 
P O Box 411
Vienna, VA 22183-0411

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