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In Memorium

“You hold time within your hands, and see it all, from beginning to end. Please keep and carry these precious people in their sadness and loss. Cover them with your great wings of love,...

NFL District JOI Governor Pin

NFL District JOI Governor Pin Support Junior Optimists in the North Florida District Now available to all Optimist, JOI members and Friends of Optimist. This commemorative pin can be yours for only $15 each....

Happy New Year on New Year’s Eve!

Happy New Year on New Year’s Eve! We are on the brink of the new year & we wish all of you happiness and joy. “By ending the old year with respect and beginning...

2020 Cops ‘n Cars for Kids Car Show

Welcome to the 2020 Cops ‘n Cars for Kids Car Show The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club needs your help! We are a nonprofit service organization comprised of community members who seek to improve their...

Cruisin’ For Kids Car Show And 5k Run

Come out to the annual Cruisin’ For Kids Car Show And 5k Run sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jackson County. Registration fees are used for Scholarships, Youth Activities, Christmas for families in need...

The Optimistic history of Neil Patrick Harris

Before he was Barney on “How I met your Mother,” he was “Doogie Howser, MD.” And before that, Neil Patrick Harris was a contestant in an Optimist Club Oratorical Contest. In 1992, Harris was...

Amendments Adopted at Convention

At the 2019 annual convention in Louisville, KY, the Clubs of Optimist International voted on amendments to the International constitution. Of the amendments presented to the delegates, these are the amendments adopted at Convention....

Optimists iMagine a year with Adrian

The Fall 2019 edition of the Optimist Magazine is available online now. Our International President Adrian Elcock is featured on the cover and in a great article inside. You’ve seen his energy and enthusiasm,...

Men’s Health Awareness Month begins

November begins Men’s Health Awareness month, though it goes by creative names like “No-shave November”, “Movember” & my personal favorite – “Mow-vember”. No matter the name, it is an annual event involving the growing...