Serving the Ocean City, Berlin, and greater Worcester County areas for over 40 years.

Our commitment to the community began in 1972.

On April 26, 1972, thirty charter members of the Club were recognized as the "new" club on Maryland's Eastern Shore. On May 6, 1972 the Club was presented its charter at the Commander Hotel in Ocean City Maryland as the newest club in the Maryland District of Optimist International. Charter president John Lynch received the charter and the story began.

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34th Annual Seaside Boat Show

February 17-19, 2017

The #1 indoor Boat Show on the Eastern Shore, featuring over 350 boats, electronics, dock builders, boat lifts, crafts, canvas, archery display, fishing rods, fishing tackle, paddle boards, artists, and food vendors. All of the proceeds go to area youth.

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Fager's Beach Party

3rd Annual Fager's Island Bull and Oyster Roast

November 19, 2016 from 1-5pm

Great local craft beers from EVO, Burley Oak and Dogfish Head. All you can eat Raw Oysters, Carved Beef, BBQ Chicken, Ribs. Door prizes. Music by DJ Greg. All to raise money for the Optimist Scholarship Fund!

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"Friend of Youth" Scholarship Program


The Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Youth Foundation “Friend of Youth” scholarship program will make undergraduate awards to deserving Stephen Decatur High School graduates. Since 1988, over 300 scholarships valued in excess of $1,500,000 have been awarded.

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