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Chartered in March 1947 the Frederick Optimist Club of Frederick is Maryland's oldest Optimist Club in the MDSD district. We are based in the City of Frederick, Maryland.  The Frederick Optimist Club works as a "Friend of Youth" in Frederick County, Maryland.

Since 1986 the Frederick Optimist Club has held a yearly Talent Show to showcase the talent of our youths here in the city/county of Frederick, Maryland.

In addition, during Youth Appreciation Week, the Frederick Optimist Club recognizes that the majority of today's youth are transcending as our next outstanding citizens.  Further, each year our Frederick county youths are given the opportunity to speak their words in the Oratorical and Essay contests.

Also, during the month of May, Law Enforcement community of Frederick County is honored by the Frederick Optimist Club by way of merging with our parent Optimist International in Respect for the law Program.

So, who are the Frederick Optimist Club and what do we do?  The answer is quite easy, there are numerous activities that need sponsorship and the "Friend of Youth" - Frederick Optimist Club are here to help the youths to be recognized.

Please, stop by and checkout several of our ongoing activities here in Frederick, Maryland and talk to an Optimist to see how you can be a part in our community and promote our youth’s development.

To inquire additional information about the Frederick Optimist Club, just call or send an email to our Membership Chairman Craig Taliaferro at 301-663-8116, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.