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.

Meridian Optimist Club Directory

Club Officers

Kirk Farnsworth
Phone: (208) 850-6729
Mike Harris
Secretary Treasurer
Phone: (208) 484-4529
Charlie Eckman
Immediate Past President
Phone: (208) 890-6277
Jessica Anderson
Vice President
Phone: (208) 407-6346
Byron Farnes
Board Member
Phone: (208) 350-8436
Bill Garcia
Board Member
Phone: (208) 870-7975
Bert Moore
Board Member
Phone: (208) 949-3673
Valerie Wagner
Board Member
Phone: (208) 440-1564
Travis Walthall
Board Member
Phone: (208) 631-8141
Veronica McGinnis
Board Member
Phone: (425) 870-9106
President Elect
Phone: .