Optimist Oratorical 2014 District Competition2016-2017 Optimist International Oratorical Contest

The Optimist Club of Reno is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic “What the World Gains from Optimism” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for the 2016-2017 year.

Who: Students under the age of 18 as of  October 1, 2016 who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent and who are educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean.

The deadline to hand in speeches is February 29, 2016. Students planning to participate can contact Reno Oratorical Chairman, Gina Intrieri-Trampusch at 262-573-1183.

How To Enter:

For an Official Application and Complete List of Rules, please click on the link below:

2016-17 Official Application and Rules


2017 Reno Optimist Scholarships open now!

Each year, the Reno Optimist Club is proud to offer middle school (Grade 7-8th) $1600 college scholarships.

The Application Review Committee considers the student’s academic and extra-curricular accomplishments, community involvement and financial need.

Applications available now.  2017 Scholarship Application Process.


The Optimist Junior Golf Championship

OI Reno sponsors the annual OI Junior Golf Qualification tournament that advances to the Optimist Junior Golf Championship in Florida.  Over 25 students from the local area compete each year to represent the region.  This qualification golf tournament is held at the prestigious Redhawk Golf Course in Sparks.  For more information see our golf event schedule on June 22nd, 2015.

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