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Welcome to the website of the Kutztown Optimist Club.  A part of the greater organization of Optimist International, the Kutztown Optimist Club has been proudly serving the Kutztown, Fleetwood, Brandywine and Topton Communities since March 16, 1981

Upcoming Events

October 16
Board Meeting
Kutztown Fire Co

October 20

October 25
Merchant Trick or Treat
6:00 - 8:00

November 4
Optimist Basketball Program
Kutztown Elementary School
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM for the Boys.
11:00 AM  to 12:30 PM for the Girls

Parents and volunteers who wish to coach must have their “Child Abuse” clearances:

(This is simple to do and you should complete it by October so you have the forms to present at the first meeting. )

PA Volunteer Child Abuse Clearance
Based on new Pennsylvania law, the club must comply by having 
all members obtain child abuse clearances through the two websites listed below, so as to meet state requirements, starting July 1, 2015.  Below is current information on why we need these clearances.


What do I need to do?
  • Go to the Child Welfare Portal: 


Click link above
Click "Create a new account" (create a log in - a temporary password will be sent to your email for you to re-enter the link and create a new password) 

Click link above again and now "Login" with new credentials.
"Access My Clearances"
Navigate disclosures and "Create Clearance Application"
Choose first radio button option "Volunteer," Category "Other" Agency Optimist Club" and complete the application
  • Go to the PA State Police Website: 


"Submit a New Check"
Complete the application
Give all completed certificates either directly to Jack Entriken, or to the Club President, Mike Collins at any of our upcoming meetings.

November 6
Member Meeting
Kutztown Fire Co

November 20
Board Meeting
Kutztown Fire Co

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