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The Ocean City – Berlin Maryland Optimist Club

HISTORY: 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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The Club grew to 38 members quickly and fund raisers and other programs began. The first major fund raiser was a big dance featuring the Warren Covington Big Band. The first oratorical contest was held in 1973 and has been held annually since. During the mid 1970s membership declined but the programs continued. In the 1980s membership grew back to around 35 participants. The crab cake sales began and the popular boat show was started. Success begat Success. Programs and fund raisers have grown dramatically over the past 32 years. Budgets now exceed $200,000. Membership in the Club has increased to over 115 members. Click here to view current roster of Officers and Directors. The Scholarship Lotto proceeds have exceeded $1,000,000.00 in scholarships for local high school students. The Club has attained Honor Club Status 15 consecutive years. That is number one in Maryland. The Optimist Club of Ocean City/Berlin is truly a friend of youth and an asset to the local community

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