The Summit Lake Dillon Optimist Club has been serving the youth of Summit County for over 41 years. During that time, the Optimists have initiated programs for children in all fields of interest ranging from athletics to the arts to scholastic endeavors.

Next meeting: Holiday Party, Rio Grande Restaurant, December 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Next regular meeting: December 15, 7:30 a.m., Community & Senior Center, Hobby Room


English Registration form
Spanish Registration form

Important notes:

Mary Guilfolye, program coordinator and cell 719.839.0971 and home 719.836.7169

Coaches' Meeting: Tuesday, December 8, 5:30-6:00/Frisco Elementary

Oratorical Contest

Topic: “How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others

Informational flyer

The Oratorical Contest is for young people under 19 years of age who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent and attend school in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean.

Entry form - please send applications to
(The entry form should be "fillable" and savable. Email it to Della as an attachment.)

Registration: 4:30-5 p.m.  (Exact location, tbd)
Contest: 5-7:30 p.m. (approximate time)
Prizes for top 2 males and top 2 females
Limited to first 20 applications, please send applications to (303-668-9355)

Each applicant is required to give a 4 to 5 minute speech.
Winners progress to the next level.

Summit Middle School Recognition Program

December 18, 11:45 a.m.. Lunch is served -- excellent, prepared by Summit Middle School Chef. No need to RSVP. Please just come. It is a wonderful recognition event.

What do

354 Summit Elementary basketball players,
132 Chess players
90 volleyball players
123 oratorical and essay participants,
all have in common?
They are all supported by the Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist's Club.
Our local Optimists provide the equipment and coordinate all these activities and many more.
Join any of our meetings and find out more.


Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 a.m., and are held at the Community/Senior Center, 83 Nancy's Place, Frisco, map, unless otherwise noted. Board meetings are being held in conjunction with the first Tuesday morning meeting.

Elementary Chess Clubs Essay Contest Octagon Club
Basketball SHS Scholarships Make A Difference Day
Middle & High School Grade Oratorical Contest 5th Grade Girls' Volleyball Outstanding 5th & 8th Grade Students
Summit Middle School Recognition Program Tri-Star Basketball