2018 DMSB Optimist Club Oratorical Contest

Please find below a flyer and application form for the 2018 Del Mar/Solana Beach Optimist Club Oratorical Contest.


Who May Enter: Any girls and boys under the age of 18 who have not yet graduated from high school, or the equivalent, and who are educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018

Seany "Camp Reach For The Sky"

A story about the Seany Foundation's "Camp Reach For The Sky" will be in various local papers this week. Please read about their important work at:

The Seany Foundation's website:

Covers With Love

The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club, along with four other southern California Optimist Clubs, participates in the "Covers With Love" project to help children with cancer. Please read the article from the recent Optimist International Magazine for more details.

2017 CCA DFS Optimist Club Scholarships Awarded

CCA DFS Optimist Club Scholarships awarded for 2017 at a ceremony held at Canyon Crest Academy on May 15, 2017

Special Easter Delivery to Rady Children's Hospital

April 10, 2017

Optimists Clubs from across San Diego County contributed to delivering unique, colorful Treasure Bags, and warm, cuddly Pocket Blankets to children residing in Rady Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. Pictured are Kris Valentino - El Cajon Club, Dorothy Baker - Oceanside Club, Audrey and David Eller, Del Mar - Solana Beach Club.

2017 Del Mar/Solana Beach Optimist Club Oratorical Contest

Information regarding the 2017 Del Mar/Solana Beach Optimist Club Oratorical Contest

Optimists Make Special Holiday Deliveries to Rady Children's Hospital

December 18, 2016

Today was a wonderful sunny day for delivering Christmas gifts, and for creating Christmas smiles, and happiness for the children in Rady Children's Hospital, and for their siblings in the Ronald McDonald House.

We presented a check for $1,000 from the Del Mar - Solana Beach Childhood Cancer fund for the Rady Children's Hospital "Hopes" project.

Sincere thanks to all of attendees for their help and support!

Junior Optimist Clubs Get Prominent Mentions in Regional Newsletter

The "Southernor" is the newsletter publication of the California South (CALSO) Optimist District of which our Club is a member. Our Club, and Junior Optimist Clubs, are featured in articles on pages 5, 8, and 9. Enjoy!

Optimist Club Essay Contest

The Optimist Club, Del Mar – Solana Beach
December 5, 2016

Essay Contest
- Topic: “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges”
- Awards: 1st Place $250, 2nd Place $150, 3rd Place $100

Essay must be at least 700 words, but no more than 800 words. The contest is open to students under 19 years of age who have not yet graduated from high school.

- District Scholarship: $2,500 College Scholarship
- Deadline: All essays due by January 31, 2017


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