Youth/ Club Events

Middleton Optimists

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 May 2021

The fall 2021 clean-up is scheduled for a week in May 2021. 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.  For other questions please call Ron at 661-4500 or email him at

Optimist Student-of-the-Month 
Spotlights one student per month for 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

2022 Optimist Oratorical Contest 
The Middleton Optimist Club is again inviting area students under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2022 (and is not enrolled as a degree-seeking student of a post-secondary institution) in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean. There is no minimum Middleton Optimist Oratorical Contest. Students are to prepare a speech of between four and five minutes in length on this year’s topic: "Healing the World with Optimism".   Winners of our local contest will receive a medallion, certificate, 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.

The topic for the 2022 school year is:
"Healing the World with Optimism"

2022 - Contest Registration form

2022 - Contest Flyer  - please share

2022 - press release 1-1-21

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 2021 the event will be on September 18th from     8 a.m. to Noon 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 Monana Bank
  • FREE food provided by Chick-fil-A West Towne
  • Other food and beverages: Metcalfe’s, Culligan Total Water, Kwik Trip and Culvers!
  • Fun contests & prizes including BIG & Little fish contest & more
  • Please bring your own fishing gear if you have it.
  • Also participating REACH-A-Child, Middleton Public Library, “ and more

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

Flyers for distribution - Mini

Flyers for distribution - Large