• 41st Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Event Date: 3/31/2018

    Saturday, March 31, the Meridian Optimist Club will be holding its 41st Annual Easter Egg Hunt. It will be held at the Meridian Elementary School located at 1035 NW 1st Street, Map Meridian. Egg Off will be at 11:00 a.m. sharp! We invite kids ages toddler/special through 10 years of age to participate.

  • Optimist International Oratorical Contest

    Event Date: 4/25/2018

    The contest is open to students under the age of 18 years as of October 1, 2017 and must be educated in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. There is no minimum age.

    The Club Contest will be held on April 25, 2018.

Purposes of Optimist International

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 the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aide 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.

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your Optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Christian D. Larson