Copp & Bobbers (formally Kids Fishing Day)

Children and their parents can share "quality time" in a one-on-one activity they can do together and with the local Middleton Police department.  For 2019 the event will be from 8 a.m. to Noon. Sat. June 15th at Lakeview Park. Come out and enjoy this FREE event:  

  • FREE fishing rod, reel & bobber to the first 150 kids age 15 and under
  • FREE bait provided by ACE Hardware Middleton Springs
  •  FREE Bobbers from KEVA Sports Center & Ace Hardware 
  • FREE food provided by Chick-fil-A West Towne
  • Other food and beverage: Metcalfe’s, Culligan Total Water, and Zoup!
  • Fun contests & prizes including BIG & Little fish contest & more
  • Please bring your own fishing gear if you have it.
  • Also participating VFW  (Middleton Post, REACH-A-Child, Middleton Public Library, “Rubin For Kids”, and more

For more information contact Jesse at 608-217-1681 or email Middleton Optimists <>

Flyers for distribution - Mini

Flyers for distribution - Large

2019 Optimist Oratorical Contest 
The Middleton Optimist Club is again inviting area students under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2018, to participate in 2018 Middleton Optimist Oratorical Contest. Students are to prepare a speech of between four and five minutes in length on this year’s topic: “Is there a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?”  Winners of our local contest will receive a medallion and $50 gift certificate, which can be used at Middleton-area businesses. Winners can progress to the district, regional, and World Championship contests and potentially win college scholarships.

Scholarship Program - TBD 

Middleton Optimists

Youth/ Club Events

proudly supporting our Middleton Youth

Youth/ Club Events

Lake View Park Adoption Program 
Pack 240 (Diane), Troop 940 (Jan), Kiwanis Club (Gurdip), and Optimist Club (Curt) that our semi-annual Lakeview Park clean-up is scheduled for Saturday morning, May 4, 2019, starting at 8 am.

The fall 2019 clean-up is scheduled for  Saturday, October 5, 2019. Put on your work clothes and come on out for a good time.

Items you can bring:

Donuts will be available for those who help.
Should be about 1 hour.  Other questions please call Ron at 661-4500 or email him at

Optimist Student-of-the-Month 
Spotlights one student per month for an outstanding scholastic performance.

Rising Star Student

Spotlights one student per month that has made outstanding progress in turning themselves around scholastically.

Good Neighbor Festival 
Annual club fundraiser serving food and beverages with many local service clubs.

About Optimist International. Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 75,000 adult and youth members in 2,600 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the motto "Bringing Out the Best in Kids," Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about the Middleton Optimist Club or Optimists International, visit