What is an Optimist Club? 
An Optimist Club is a voluntary organization of civic-minded men and women banded together for progressive thought and action in community service.  Membership, which is by invitation only, is composed of citizens drawn from business, industry, agriculture, and the professions. Members are motivated by the desire to contribute to the community from which they and their families draw daily benefits. There is no greater opportunity for participation in community affairs and service than in an Optimist Club. 

Optimist International is one of the largest service organizations in the world. With over 4, 200 clubs and more than 150,000 members, Optimists raise $45,000,000 annually to spend on community projects that serve over five million youth in our communities. The SWIS district, with 2,400 members, serves 84,000 youths in southern Wisconsin.


What is our purpose?

  • To develop Optimism as a philosophy of life
  • To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs
  • To inspire respect for the law
  • To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people
  • To aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well-being of man, his community and world.

About the Middleton Optimists

proudly supporting our Middleton Youth

What we do Middleton Optimists

Middleton Optimists

​What the Middleton Optimist do....
Seeking to make a difference in the lives of youth, club members participate in a variety of activities throughout the year. Some of these include:

  • "Cop's and Bobbers" Kids Fishing Day
  • Scholarship Program
  • Optimist Oratorical Contest
  • FundCrazer Football Sweepstakes
  • Optimist Student-of-the-Month
  • Turn-Around-Student-of-the-Month
  • Good Neighbor Festival
  • Lake View Park Adoption Program


How do we do it? 
To support these initiatives, the Optimist Club organizes several fund raising events each year, such as the Pulled Pork Stand at the Middleton Good Neighbor Fest.

The Optimist creed is recited at the close of all of our breakfast meetings and reflects the spirit and outlook of the group.Please contact Curt at email middleton@middletonoptimists.org for more information and receive our membership application.