Indiana South District Optimists

We are a proud part of Optimist International.

Annual Convention

4th Quarter – Friday & Saturday, August 11 – 12, 2023 ~ Terre Haute Convention Center


Information and links to Optimist clubs in our district


Essay & Oratorical Contests, Jr Golf, Tri-Star and more!

Conferences and Events

Information about our next convention or event

Southern Exposure

The Indiana South District Bulletin


Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves. 

2022 – 2023 Optimist Conferences & Convention


1st Quarter – Saturday, November 5, Jasper, IN. (Kimball International Headquarters, 1600 Royal Street, Jasper, IN)

2nd Quarter Indiana Super Zone “North” – Saturday, January 14 — Plainfield, IN. (Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center, 651 Vestal Rd, Plainfield, IN)

2nd Quarter Indiana Super Zone “South” – Saturday, January 21 – Georgetown, IN. Georgetown Optimist clubhouse (8260 IN-64, Georgetown, IN)

3rd Quarter – Friday night and Saturday April 21-22 – Oratorical finals – Columbus area. Columbus Holiday Inn

4th Quarter – Friday night and Saturday August 11-12 – Annual Convention/Training – Columbus area. Terre Haute Convention Center and Holiday Inn, Terre Haute


The OPTIMIST difference… it’s all in our name!

What differentiates Optimist Clubs from any other volunteer opportunity is simple — OPTIMISM. And Optimists take their upbeat approach and work every day to make a difference for themselves and for the people around them. Optimists are people who believe that through positive action in their communities they can create a better tomorrow. 

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