Events Calendar
  • Optimist International Oratorical Contest

    Event Date: 1/1/2024

    Topic for the 2023-2024 School year is “How to Change the World with Optimism”

    The Optimist Oratorical Contest gives youngsters the chance to speak to the world. More than $150,000 in college scholarships are awarded annually from this program.

    Deadline for entries is March 6, 2024.

  • Optimist International Essay Contest

    Event Date: 1/1/2024

    The Meridian Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays, based on the theme of "Optimism: How It Connects Us" and will determine the top local winners.

    Deadline for essays to be turned into the Meridian Optimist Club is January 31, 2024.

  • Luck O' The Irish Casino Night

    Event Date: 3/9/2024

    The Meridian Optimist Club will be sponsoring our 14th annual “Luck O’ the Irish” Casino Night.  This event will be held Saturday, March 09, 2024, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  The event is being held at the “Center at the Park” in the Julius M. Kleiner Park, next to the The Village, 1920 N. Records Avenue, Meridian, Idaho.

The Optimist Club of Meridian

Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, optimist clubs have been "Bringing out the Best in Kids" since 1919. Optimist clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Optimist International is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations with more than 119,000 members in over 3,800 clubs.

The Meridian Optimist Club is part of Optimist International and have been continuously serving Meridian and the surrounding area since being Chartered in 1976. As you peruse through our website, you will see the many projects, services and fundraisers our club is involved in.


Casino-Style Fun available from the Meridian Optimist Club

All packages include game tables, play money and accessories.

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Weekly Club Breakfast

Please join us for breakfast and learn more about optimism. We meet every Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. at KJ’s Restaurant 1565 S Meridian Rd. Meridian, ID. For further information contact Kirk Farnsworth, President at 208-850-6729