The Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi District of Optimist International is an association of Optimist Clubs across the three states "United for the Kids." Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. By providing hope and a positive vision, Optimist Club members bring out the best in kids.




You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.

–   Henry Ford


Wow what a busy two months! Wish I could get frequent travel miles on my car… I have had the pleasure of visiting clubs in each state the past two months. I have worked beside fellow Optimist members on fundraisers, club projects, zone projects, district projects and attended club meetings. It is amazing the various ways the clubs in our district serves the youth in their communities. The most important thing I have learned from my travels is the fact that we do not share enough of your projects and ideas with each other. MORE . .



Yogi Berra once said "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."

However a dime a day donation to your Foundation can make a significant difference in the life of a child. This contribution to the unrestricted funds of the Optimist International Foundation (OIF) allows them to fund such programs as the JOOI clubs, the Internet Safety Program, and many other programs that provide a helping hand to the children in our communities.

Every club in our District should set the goal to have 100% participation in the Dime-A-Day program. Please select a club representative for the OIF and have them encourage club members to support this program. A donation form can be downloaded here.

Each donor will receive this handsome pin (shown below) recognizing their support of the Foundation in "Helping Optimists Help Kids”