Optimist International, a not-for-profit organization and foundation, includes more than 2,900 clubs around the world which exist to uphold the Optimist Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids. The OVIEDO-WINTER SPRINGS OPTIMIST CLUB serves Central Florida, including Seminole County and the Oviedo-Winter Springs area, by supporting local youth, our special-needs population and families with childhood medical problems. Annually the Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club provides community service programs, sponsors school-based youth clubs, co-hosts special community events and partners with other local service organizations to benefit our community. Weekly club meetings are most Tuesday evenings starting at 6:30 pm at the Oviedo Mall Community Room — guests and visitors always are welcome. For information on events, programs and membership please go to owsoptimistclub.com or email OviedoOptimist@aol.com.