BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE PARIS OPTIMIST CLUB
The Paris Optimist Club is a civic volunteer organization to support the youth of Lamar
County. Our main youth project is Paris Optimist Baseball. However, as we have volunteers
available we support other youth activities. We provide scholarships annually to graduating
seniors in the county, provide a baseball recreation program for 700 plus kids, host baseball
tournaments and help support the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Buddy Ball program.
The baseball facilities at Charles Taylor Youth Complex and Woodall Fields are 100 per cent
owened and operated by the Paris Optimist Club. The city and county are not a part of the
ownership. The operating budget is $200,000 plus per year. There is a board of directors
who manage the facilites and the youth programs. It requires many volunteers and support
from parents to maintain the facilities and the baseball program. The maintenances of the
fields and facilities is provided by a paid outside contractor. The adminstrative duties are
provided by a part time Executive Director.
If you are interested in becoming a member, send an email to Sabara Vaughan @ ed.parisoptimist.com.
You will need to attend at least one Club meeting prior to turning in your application along with the $85 dues.
It takes volunteers, the support of parents and the support of the community and county to
provide for the baseball program expenses, facilities and other activities. The club members
meet at the Office / Training building on the third Monday of each month. Anyone interested
in visiting or getting more information to join the club are invited to attend. You can click on
Club Membership Application, complete it and return it to a club member or email it to
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Paris Optimist, PO Box 1011, Paris 75461. You may
also get more information by calling Sabra Vaughn at 903-249-3499.
We need volunteers to serve our kids. Your consideration is needed and appreciated.