We are in unprecedented times with the scope of this global virus. Everything has come to a stand-still. All our programs and events are being canceled or postponed. Most retail businesses are not being allowed to stay open. There is no sure reopening date set at this time. Like they say, “When things get tough, the tough get going.” 


The Know Brainer
The Know Brainer was very successful on April 8th, with eight teams of 4th and 5th graders participating. This year’s winner was North Ridge Elementary with 2nd place going to Littleton Academy and Mark Twain Elementary rounding out the top three winners.  Thanks to Ralph Dergance, Gary Olmstead, Connie Ackerman and all those who  worked diligently to make this event a success.

Youth Appreciation 

We held Youth Appreciation Day and Hank Wyeno did an excellent job putting together
the program where we recognized outstanding students from four Littleton
Middle Schools. Their parents and teachers joined us for a recognition ceremony at
our breakfast meeting.

 Essay Contest 
 The Optimist Club of Littleton is sponsoring the annual Optimist International Essay Contest

Cash prizes for first place $500, second $250 and third $125 will be awarded at the Littleton Club contest

Contestants have the opportunity to write their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. Essays may encompass a student’s personal experiences, their hopes for the future, or a more historical perspective.
 In addition to developing skills for written expression and the opportunity to win a scholarship, students' participation can be a positive accomplishment to include in their applications for college enrollment or other scholarships.
Contestants must be under the age of 19 as of October of the current year
There is no minimum age, younger students have won the Optimist Club of Littleton’s contest.


Oratorical Contest 

The Oratorical Contest is an annual competition for middle and high school students who were under the age of 19 in the current year.  The following is the necessary information for interested students.I It requires The speech must be 4 to 5 minutes long.

·       This year’s topic is: “HEALING THE WORLD WITH OPTIMISM”

·       All of the rules of the competition are outlined  application on the OI International websire 


·       This is a combined gender contest limited to the first 12 participants.


All students will receive a participation certificate. The top three winners will also receive the following:

       1st Place: $500 cash award plus a gold medal

       2nd Place: $250 cash award plus a silver medal

       3rd Place: $125 cash award plus a bronze medal

The top two winners go on to the regional contest.  Dates pending.

The district winner will go on to the international contest .

Students can win up to $22,500 in scholarship awards.
             Date:               Saturday 3/06/21

            Place:             Zoom meeting

            Time:               11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

To enter the competition at the club level, please contact Darrell Schulte from the Littleton Optimist Club at

.   Students must submit their completed applications to Darrell by 2/21/20.


At various times during the year, the OCL provides opportunities to invite new potential members into the club.  The Now Committee represents this effort.  Our NOW events often have district officials in attendance.  We also invite various community sponsors and businesses to such events.

The membership committee will be discussing some ways we can improve our NOW events. If you have any suggestions please feel free to contact Chase with names. Thank you again for all the help and support.