Optimist Clubs are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" and do their part through community service projects. 

Don Ball:

Monique Connors:

Still under construction

Come check out one of our meetings...The Chehalis-Centralia Optimist club members are gathering once again to hear from 3 outstanding students of the month. They will come have dinner with us and then answer some questions by the members just so we can see what the 
staff of all three schools see in them. 

We will do this four more times for a total of 9 students from three schools. Wow....how hard it gets just having to pick one student from each school as the Student of the Year. It is a challenge but one we meet each year.Feel free to come and join us. Next meeting will be the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Twin Cities Senior Center.Hope to see you there.

Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club

Our Members: 

​Mazie Schlickeiser:

March 12, 2015 
​Emma James Ball at Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library.
Attended a nice surprise party on Mazie Schlickeiser. She is retiring as AARP taxaide

Coordinater after 30 some years. Thank you Kristen Klein for arranging such a nice surprise.

A County Commissioner, Edna Fund served her cake and ice cream.

Congratulation to one of our charter members,Mazie Schlickeiser...Nice job!!!

Teri Wiley:

Walter Cook:


We encourage you to be an Optimist by getting involved with an Optimist Club.  You can find a club in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon or Washington by clicking on the "Find a Club" links on the left of the page.  

You may join an Optimist Club by letting someone in the club know that you are interested.  Each club has a little different process for welcoming new members, but if you are of good moral character and have a desire to do good things in your community, your service will not be turned away.  Find out who to contact in the Optimist Club nearest you at the "Find a Club" links and then complete a
 membership application to join. 

You may also become a 
Friend of Optimist.  Friends make an annual contribution of $100 to Optimist International. They are aligned with a club in their community, but are not required to attend meetings or events.  Find out more

Emma Ball:

Chehalis-Centraila Optimist Club saying a special

THANKS YOU to Bill Radke for being a friend of the optimist since 2007.