2017-2018 Optimist International Oratorical Contest

The Optimist Club of Reno is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic “Where are my roots of optimism?” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for the 2017-2018 year.

For details and application, click here!


2018 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.

For details and application, click here!


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.


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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