Welcome to the Downtown Optimist Club website! We have been serving the youth of Columbia, Missouri for over 80 years.  We would love for you to learn more about our club, join us for a meeting, volunteer for one of our spectacular fundraisers or events, or find out how to receive donations for your children’s organization.

We thank you for visiting our page and please reach out if you have any questions or want to become more involved!  Our president can be reached at downtownoptimist80@gmail.com.

HAPPENING NOW!!

Students under 18–check out the Educational Contests page for information on the 2017 Essay Contest! 

ORATORICAL CONTEST – Are you a high school student and interested in up to $22,500 in scholarships for college?  This contest is perfect for you! Please see details and registration forms HERE!  The deadline for registration is February 23rd! 

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS!  Scholarship applications are available NOW and are due on March 17, 2017! Click HERE for more info!

YOHO (Young Optimists Helping Others) is coming up March 2nd! Please join us at Dogmaster Distillery from 5-7 pm to learn more about our club!


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