Optimist International Oratorical
Topic: Varies from year to year
under the age of 19 years as of December 31 of the 2011-2012 school year and who are educated in the United States, Canada
or the Caribbean.
How To Enter: Interested
students submit a speech on the pre-assigned topic to their local Optimist Club.
When: The deadline to enter is determined by the sponsoring Optimist Club.
For an application with contest rules,contact us through our contact page.
The Optimist Oratorical Contest gives youngsters the chance to speak to the world. More than $150,000 in college scholarships
are awarded annually from this program.
Boardman Optimist Bike Tike
All Summer. June July and August it's
"Bicycle Safety Summer".
Any youngster wearing a "Safety Helmet" while riding their bike
in Boardman could receive a "Sweet Citation" from a Boardman Police Officer. The Citation is good for a
FREE SMALL DQ from the Boardman Dairy Queen on Market Street. Sponsored by The Boardman Optimist, Boardman Police
Department and DQ.
We sponsor a team of Challenger
Softball every summer at the Field of Dreams and at the end of the season play an Exhibition game with the kids followed by
a summer picnic.
In the picture (right) last years Players,
Coaches, Parents and Optimist Families gather outside the Ex-Serviceman's Pavilion at Boardman Park
This is one of our most Satisfying Projects.