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COMMUNITY BAG FUNDRAISER

Winn Dixie in Plant City has partnered with us, sharing
$1 from every reuseable bag sold in May 2024
going toward Optimist youth programs.
Check out details on our Community Bag Program page!

 


RESPECT FOR LAW DINNER IS MONDAY MAY 6

Every May we recognize a Plant City Police Department
"Officer of the Year" and "Telecommunicator of the Year".
Check out details on our Respect for Law page!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2024 ORATORICAL PARTICIPANTS

1st Place:  Gabby Howell, 12th Grade, Durant High School

2nd Place:  Marley Mueller, 10th Grade, Plant City High School

3rd Place:  Jazmin Richarte, 7th Grade, Marshall Middle Magnet School

On March 25, Marley advanced to the SW Region Competition!

On April 13, Marley advanced to the North Florida District Finals!
On April 27, Marley won a $1,000 scholarship at the North Florida District Finals!

Follow their progress on the Oratorical Contest page!

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
Applications were due April 1, 2024
FOR 2024, $1,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO:

DURANT:  Gehrig Wilson Graham  -  Anai Hernandez-Hernandez

STRAWBERRY CREST:  Gracie Renae Edgemon  -  Shree Patel

PLANT CITY:  Peyton Faith Eatman  -  Thalia Alexandra Gonzalez

Alexa Lisette Vazquez-Cortez  -  Axzarey Fernanda Hernandez-Marquez
Check out our High School Graduate Scholarships page for more info.

Our aim is:

To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed.

To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs.

To inspire respect for the law.

To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people.

To aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

 

"Friend of Youth"