Events Calendar
  • 12 Guns of Christmas Raffle

    Event Date: 10/17/2023

    Meridian Optimist Junior Air Rifle Club presents:

    12 Guns of Christmas Reload Raffle

    Tickets available now...Drawing begins December 13th

    $20 Each or 3 for $50

    for tickets or more information contact Bert @ 208-949-3763

  • Meridian Optimist Christmas Tree Sale

    Event Date: 11/25/2023

    Meridian Optimist Christmas Tree Sale

    Our sale will begin on November 25th at 11am.

    Our Christmas Tree Lot is in the Meridian Speedway parking lot at 335 S Main St.

    This is the major fundraiser for the Meridian Optimist Club each year and it supports the many projects we do throughout the year. Such as our essay and oratorical scholarship programs, annual Easter egg hunt, food baskets for those in need, the Meridian Optimist Junior Air Rifle Club, The Meridian Food Bank and much more.

  • Optimist International Essay Contest

    Event Date: 12/1/2023

    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.

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