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Our annual Art Contest will be conducted Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Quality Inn in Festus.  Typically we have 300 pieces of art entered by students from all the high schools in southern Jefferson County.

We are super pumped this year because the Art Contest will be held in conjunction with the EAST MISSOURI DISTRICT 1ST QUARTER CONFERENCE!  this conference features the dynamic instructor Danny Rodgers, Past Optimist International President, and Gerri Barnett, current Middle America Regional Vice President!    Mr. Rodgers will be presenting the Optimist 100 Conference topics of 100 Ways to Appreciate Our Members:  When our members are engaged,  our members are happy. Learn why appreciating our members even in the little  ways helps keep us engaged.  Back to Basics – Budgeting Club Activities:  This is the first in a series of  Back to Basics workshops.  Let’s take just a little time to  go over the basics of  budgeting our activities for  our Club to make us all stronger.  We and Them IS Us: Could we be isolating  our organization by always  feeling a need to draw a line between generations? Let’s learn how to work together and  make the most most of these differences. 100 Years! Let’s Celebrate!  What a wonderful time to be an Optimist! What the Centennial  can do for you and your Club will be explored.

Mrs. Barnett will deliver the Saturday luncheon Keynote Address.

And the theme for the Friday night hospitality room is HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

See below for more information regarding this exciting conference!


Bunco & Cookie Swap!

Humm.... Can we actually play with cookie crumbs on our fingers?  Sure we can!

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See What We Did!

This is a snap shot of all the ways we served the youth in our area during the 2017-2018 Optimist year!  We have been busy!

About Us

How We're Helping

We are a community-based, volunteer organization, associated with Optimist International,  focused on helping meet the needs of young people. Our volunteers conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.  Our club also has fundraisers to help us achieve our goals.  All funds raised stay right here in the southern Jefferson County area.  

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are a volunteer organization hoping to make our vision a reality. We'll help you find volunteer opportunities that best suit you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 


Donate Now

 Twin City Area Optimist Club is a Not-For-Profit organization without a 501(c)3 designation.  Any donations made directly to our club are not tax deductible.  If you would like to donate without a tax deduction, make your check payable to Twin City Area Optimist Club and mail it to us at P.O. Box 475, Festus, MO 63028.  To donate WITH a tax deduction, make your check payable to Optimist International Foundation, put Twin City Area Optimist Club in the memo line, and mail it to the same address.  We are dedicated to improving the lives of children in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.   

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Twin City Area Optimist Club

P.O. Box 475, Festus, MO 63028

Contact us any time!  We look forward to hearing from you!