ABOUT US - Nobody Pays. EVERYBODY Plays.

The Minden Optimist Club was formed in 1973. We wanted to reach out to help the youth in the community and give them a chance to participate in sports. We have approximately 80 members. The programs we currently sponsor are football, volleyball, basketball, & soccer. We also offer a speech and essay contest as well as senior scholarships. The Optimist Club provides a skating party for middle schoolers to sponsor the Just Say No Program. We encourage new people to contact us about getting involved with the kids. We are open to new ideas.


Join us for weekly meetings @ Noon at El Agave in Minden.


Board Members:

President - Scott Johnson

Secretary/Treasurer - Becky Rehtus

Todd Rehtus

Bart Woodward

Chane McDowell

Rob Armstrong

Eric Verbeck

Joel Kuehn

Bryan Smith

Rob Hultquist

Jeff Duffey


The purpose of the Optimist Club is:

To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed;

To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law;

To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people;

To aid and encourage the development of youth in the belief that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind. community life and the world.