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.

This year of 2024 we celebrate 53 Years!


October 2023 – September 2024
President: Christina Dolomount Brown
Vice Presidents: George Solyak, Melva Middleton Dorman
Secretary: George Solyak
Treasurer: Cynthia Malament
Past President: Bill Hickey
Sgt at Arms: Larry Campbell
Editor: Christina Dolomount Brown
Board: Sharon Sorrentino, Bill Brown, Bill Thomson, Charles Dorman

Pictured: (l-r) Bill Thompson, Cynthia Malament, Bill Brown, Christina Dolomount, Sharon Sorrentino, Charlie Dorman, George Solyak, Larry Campbell, Melva Middleton Dorman, and Bill Hickey.


Promise Yourself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To take health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.