• Mission

    By Providing Hope and Positive Vision, Optimists Bring Out the Best in Kids.

  • Vision

    Michigan's premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.

  • Who We Are

    With over 100 clubs and 3,340 members we offer an optimistic outlook in our community.

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DARE to Excel!

Let us all DARE TO EXCEL!

Michigan District Optimists, this is a great time to be a member of our organization.

Dear Michigan Optimists,

Dare to Excel!

This year’s theme, Dare to Excel!, is supported by our motto to equip, engage, empower, and energize..

Our ongoing commitment to bring out THE BEST in kids and the communities that we serve is rooted in a rich history of volunteers who freely give of their time, talents and resources to help those in need. .

Read Message from Governor Cherryl

1st Quarter Conference

November 8, 2014 Detroit-Southfield Marriott

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Conference Agenda

Find out what's on the agenda.

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District Committees

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Awards & Incentives

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Additional Resources

District Directory

If you need to contact district officers or clubs please click here. 

District Policies

New district policies - click here.

Hall of Fame

View recent additions to the District Hall of Fame, click here.

Past Presidents

View the past presidents. click here.



A complete listing of Optiviews

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Club Tools

Optimist International provides a wide range of tools for clubs

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Recognition & Awards

Club recognition and awards.

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Optimist International

Club reports, training materials, leadership informaiton. . .

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