Celebrate With Us 100 Years of Optimism

On June 29 1919 The Morning Optimists Celebrated 

100 Years of Optimist International.

 We Sponsored the Granite City Days

Parade in 2019


Congratulations to our Nine Optimist Scholarship Recipients
  1. Albany High School - Sophia Waletzko

  2. Apollo - Thomas Otto 

  3. Cathedral - Claire Hagen

  4. Foley - Austin Scott

  5. Rocori - Kathryn Beste

  6. St. Cloud Christian - Kilea Galligan

  7. St. Cloud Tech - CMCF/Tom Pierce Memorial scholarship - Olive McCarty,

  8. Sartell - Sadie Bauman, 

  9. Sauk Rapids-Rice - Ben Gilbertson, 

Optimist Visual Arts Competition

Optimist International has encouraged local Optimist Clubs to participate in a Visual Arts Competition with school children in our communities.  The St Cloud Morning Optimist Club invited the Boys and Girls club to welcome any of the children that are at the club to demonstration their creativity in either drawing and painting for children age 11 or under and photography for children through grade 12. The St Cloud Club judged the entries and will give the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category $100, $50 and $25 Winners will be announced shortly.


The following website will show you what the children created.  Thanks to all that participated.  The theme for the Drawing and Painting category was iMagine Being an Optimist. The theme for  Photography was photograph a image that examplies a line from The Optimist Creed.

Photography: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BGCMN/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158265187422902

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place  Kameera, Ella, and Lauren


Drawing: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BGCMN/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158127585402902

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place  Evie, Marissa, and Evedson


Painting: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BGCMN/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158126976327902

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place    Chloe, Emma and Isabella

Bring Out the Best in  our Community

Here is an opportunity to give your whole family a chance to be creative and a chance to win a prize. See  link below

St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club Donates $28,000 to Area Youth Organizations

St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club                                                                                                          May 11 · 

St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club Donates $28,000 to Area Youth Organizations

The members of the St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club have voted to contribute $28,000.00 to ten area community service organizations to assist with their work with youth during the COVID-19 crisis.

Donations were given to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, GREAT Theatre, United Way, YES Network, YMCA and to the food shelf programs at Catholic Charities and Salvation Army. Local Club president, Makayla Wijeratne, said that these donations will help us to fulfill our Optimist mission which is “providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves.” Renee Dingmann, the Optimist Club’s lawful gambling donation contact person, sent donation request forms to these organizations and asked how the Optimist Club might be able to assist during these difficult financial times. Renee said, “we are very pleased that our members saw the critical needs of these organizations and voted to financially support them during this difficult time.”

For more information about the St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club, please check out its website at: WWW.stcloudoptimists.org or contact Optimist International at WWW.Optimistinternational.org.

The St Cloud Morning Optimist sponored the 2019 Granite City Days Parade. Unfortunately this year's 2020 Granite City Days are cancelled.