The Optimist Club of Calvert is a non-profit organization run by adult volunteers. Our mission is to help kids in the local community with service projects, scholarships, and support for other youth organizations.  The Optimist Club of Calvert has touched the lives of many youth and adults in our community through the projects and programs that we have sponsored over the last fifty years.  We are always eager to enhance and expand our efforts to be the ‘Friend of Youth’ and provide service to the community.

New Members Welcome !!!
Join us at one of our monthly dinner meetings! Meetings are held at the O’Gannigan’s Irish Pub Restaurant in Prince Frederick on the second Monday of each month, starting at 7 pm. (Meetings are not held in May, November, or December.)

COVID-19 Updates:
Monthly dinner meetings
are currently canceled until further notice.

Optimist Bingo has reopened and will follow the guidelines of the CDC and Maryland’s Ruling: 50% seating capacity, 6 ft. social distancing and need to wear a mask. The Hall has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The entrance to our hall will be the SIDE door. In order to maintain the 6 ft social distancing the floors will be marked accordingly. The staff will assist players in seating in order to comply with the 6 ft social distancing requirement. For more information, please visit the Optimist Bingo FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/OptimistBingo

Essay Contest  Virtual  Award Ceremony

A Virtual Awards Ceremony for this year’s Essay Contest winners was held on Zoom May 26, 2020.  President Kathryn Marsh welcomed the winners and their family members and the club members in attendance.  Essay Chair Kimberly Imel then asked each student to introduce themselves and read their winning essay. The theme for this year’s Optimist International Essay Contests was “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?” The students received their certificates, medallions, and award money via Priority Mail.

Essay contest winners: Sydney Serena (1st Place, Calvert High),  Linnea Creer (2nd Place, Northern Middle), Amelia Twining (3rd Place, Northern Middle), Alyssa Mazzone (3rd Place, Patuxent High), Sam Zolfaghari (1st Place, Northern Middle)  and Tyler Will (2nd Place, Northern High)

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