An Optimist Club is a group of volunteers, men, and women, representing a cross-section of the community who recognize their civic responsibilities and join together in thought and action in the belief that is giving of one’s self in service to others for the development of youth and for the good of the community. Although affiliated with Optimist International (OI), an Optimist Club is a separate and independent organization that adopts its own by-laws consistent with the constitution and by-laws of OI; develops its own policies, programs, and projects; and, conducts activities in its own community. An Optimist Club acquires stature and prestige through its affiliation with Optimist International, but in the final analysis, the activity, image, and destiny of each Optimist Club are molded by its members and leaders.

Who are the Optimists of Calvert? Our members are homemakers, retirees, business owners, educators, lawyers, policemen, firemen, government employees, engineers, realtors, and recent graduates. Some have been members for 50 years; others have been members for less than five months. Although we come from all walks of life, Optimist Club Members share one common trait. We know that we can make a difference in the lives of others.

Monthly Dinner Meetings and Fellowship

We hold Monthly Dinner Meetings at O’Gannigan’s Irish Pub in Prince Frederick, on the 4th Monday of each month, at 7 pm. Meetings are open to the public – please join us! (We do not hold meetings in December)

Interested in becoming a member or have questions? Please email club President Krista Brezina – and she’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have. Ready to Join? Please fill out our Membership Application and email it to

New Members Inducted

At our February 2023 dinner meeting, we inducted three new members
into the Optimist Club of Calvert: David Mohler, Keisha Contee, and Glenn
Knapp (l-r). Welcome, David, Keisha, and Glenn!
We welcomed new club members Susan Fleming and Amanda Hauff at our
October 2022 dinner meeting. Welcome, Susan & Amanda!