“Choose Optimism”

Our Children.

Our Community.

Our Future.

What is an Optimist? Well, simply put, optimists rescue pessimists. Optimism enhances our health, the health of our communities, and the well-being of all. Through community service projects, optimists work to bring out the best in youth, in themselves and in their communities. They are organized into “clubs” that have gatherings. They make plans in order to meet the the needs of their community. Each club is autonomous and is run by their own members. They have the flexibility to serve the youth of their area in any way they see fit. Optimists see a need and react to it!

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News & Updates

Register for Q2 2022-23 Conference

Register for Q2 2022-23 Conference

2Q 22/23 District ConferenceThe Second Quarter Conference for Michigan District Optimists will be held virtually via Zoom on February 18, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, so you can attend from the comfort of your home. There is much fun planned, as well as many...

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Michigan Mondays – Q1 2022-23

Michigan Mondays – Q1 2022-23

Come and join us for Michigan Mondays!! Every 2nd & 4th Monday of each month we will doing a webinar on different Optimist topics. Mark your calendars and click on the Zoom link for some optimistic fun! *Same Zoom link will be used for every Michigan Mondays*OR...

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Register for 1Q 22/23 District Conference

Register for 1Q 22/23 District Conference

1Q 22/23 District ConferenceWe are trying something new at this conference. Everyone will be on their own for breakfast with options at the hotel restaurant or any of the local restaurants. We will have fresh fruit, granola bars, coffee, hot tea and cold water...

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Be an Optimist Volunteer

Bring out the best in …


We offer a variety of programs including Junior Optimists Clubs, Junior Golf, Scholarship Contests – to name a few!


Engage in leadership, fellowship, training, events and discover a sense of belonging.


Organize service projects to meet the needs in your area for local schools, parks, hospitals…making the future brighter for our kids!

Proposed District Policy Changes 2021-2022

Optimist International Michigan District Governor 20-21 Debra Berry

Nothing Will Stop Us

Hello Michigan Optimists!

Congratulations to Immediate Past Governor Dan Mills and his team for a successful optimist year.

Pamela Batcho
Governor, Michigan District Optimists

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Get in Touch. Get Involved.

The Michigan District is interested in hearing from you. Whether you’re a parent of a student, a teacher, a youth volunteer or even an Optimist looking for more information, please use the form below and someone from the Michigan District Optimists will contact you. Be as concise as possible in the Message area.

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