Twin City Area Optimist Club

     PO Box 475, Festus, Missouri  63028

Twin City Area Optimist Club

Essay Contest

Entries for this contest are due February 1, 2018 so now is the time to register and prepare your essay!  CLICK HERE for more information and to download the required forms. 

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Officers for 2017-2018

Left to right Directors Marsha Greenstreet, Phyllis Neff, Carol Schanz, Carroll Metzger, Elsie Williams, and Pat Doenges; Treasurer-Elect Leisa Spiker, Secretary Mary Kay Scott, President-Elect Mary McDowell, President Jean Naeger.  Mary Hatfield, Zone 10 Lt., Gov. (far right) conducted the installation. Not pictured were Nancy Doering, Secretary-Elect and Debbie Schumaker, Treasurer.

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Oratorical Contest

This scholarship opportunity contest is held in February, now is the time to register and prepare your speech!

CLICK HERE for more information and to download the required forms. 

Click here for your 2018 Trivia Night Registration from and instructions.


Twin City Area Optimist

Festus/Crystal City, Missouri

It was early in 1988 when three Optimist members from the Cape Girardeau, Missouri club came to the Festus/Crystal City, Missouri area to "build" a new Optimist Club.  Read more about Twin City Area Optimist Club...



The Optimist Vision

Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

Optimist International is an association of more than 2,600 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing out the Best in Kids". Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be. Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people.

As one of the volunteer organizations,the Optimist Mission is:

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.