We are a local service club of Optimist International, a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local clubs whose members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities and in themselves.

The Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls boasts over 150 members. We are Club #09103, within Zone 2, part of Southern Wisconsin (SWIS) District #9.

Meetings are held at the Menomonee Falls Community Center every Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m.

Our Purpose

To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for law/ to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.


  • John Yusko
    2023-2024 President
  • Michael Russell
    2023-2024 Vice President
  • Kimberly Wenzel
    2023-2024 Treasurer
  • Carol Schulteis
    2023-2024 Secretary
  • Diane Matuszak
    2023-2024 SWIS District Governor
  • Shannon Dederich
    2023-2024 Zone 2 Lieutenant Governor

Board of Directors

  • Dustin Koehler
    2023-2024 Board Member
  • Barb Schmit
    2023-2024 Board Member
  • Clara Scheckel
    2023-2024 Board Member
  • Laura Ciletti
    2023-2025 Board Member
  • Jerry Mislang
    2023-2025 Board Member
  • Linda Zylka
    2023-2025 Board Member
  • Jeanine Dederich
    Past Presidents’ Council Advisor

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

7:00am, 3rd Tuesday of the month
Menomonee Falls Community Center
W152 N8645 Margaret Rd, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051