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East Missouri Optimist Jr. Golf

 The East Missouri Optimist District Junior Golf Tournament will be held at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club, 17450 Clubhouse Ct., Ste. Genevieve, MO on Wednesday, June 5, 2019!  This tournament is held in cooperation with the Gateway PGA's Junior Program and is a qualifier for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships to be held at Trump National Doral Resort and Spa, Miami, Florida in July.  Visit to register.


101st Optimist International Convention

 Galt House
Louisville, Kentucky
June 30 – July 3, 2019 

 We invite you to join Optimists from around the world as we celebrate our centennial at the 101st International Convention right in the city where the first convention was held!  This multi-day event features motivational speakers, specialized educational sessions, and more! 

To register, visit  


East Missouri Optimist District Convention


  Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 I-70 Drive SW, Columbia, MO 65203 

Please join us for great educational sessions lead by savvy District personnel! Tracy Huxley, energetic trainer from Optimist International, will  show the incoming club officers how to run their clubs.  

Special feature:  Soap Box Derby exhibition!

We will also have District officer installation at the banquet Saturday evening.  That will be followed by a Roast of the out-going Governor, Mary Hatfield! Contact Mike Boles to see how to be part of that excitement! Stick around for the music that will include current hits mingled with some of that old fashioned rock and roll.

Sunday morning will be a memorial service for members we lost this year.

Later in the year...




Please come to this  very fun evening where we will have casino style games with beer and soda included!  

7-10 pm. September 14, 2019 at the Eagels, Crystal City.

It's all at Viva Las Vegas Baby! 

Details will be provided closer to the event.