The Royal Oak

   Optimist Club

      "Bringing Out The Best In Kids"

The Royal Oak Optimist Club

meets Wednesday Mornings,

7:15 am at National Coney Island--

12-Mile and Main Street in Royal Oak

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 UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Junior Golf Qualifier--Saturday May 19th

Royal Oak Golf Club  **NEW DATE**

 

Selling Bike Helmets at Van Every's Event

Saturday May 19th  10am until 1pm

 

Memorial Day Parade--Monday May 28th

More info to come

 

Video and Photography Contest/ Clebration of the Arts---Saturday June 2nd  time TBD

Royal Oak Middle School

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROYAL OAK OPTIMIST CLUB

MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES!

 

May--Margaret Monroe--15 Years!!

June--Jack Salter--60 Years!!

June--Bob Agacinski--33 Years!!

June--Matt Wickey--24 Years!!

June--Emmet Mills--22 Years!!

June--Patti Shafer--16 Years!!

June--Matt York--14 Years!!

June--Jay Dunstan--11 Years!!

June--Patty Brown--4 Years!!

June--Ilene Harmon--4 Years!!

June--Robin Kripli--4 Years!!

June--Richard Pearce--60 Years!!

RO Optimist Club Speaker Schedule

 

•May 23rd--Hamtramck History

                  Greg Kowalski

 

•May 30th--Labor History

                   Daniel Clark--Oakland University

 

•June 5th--Board Meeting

 

•June 6th--Business Meeting

 

•June 13th--Shakespeare in the Park

                     Jennifer Clark

 

•June 20th--Adventures in Africa

                     Reid Beyerlein

 

•June 27th--TBD

 

•July 4th--No Meeting

 

•July 10th--Board Meeting

 

•July 11th--Business Meeting

 

•July 18th--TBD

 

•July 25th--TBD

 

•August 1st--TBD

 

•August 8th--TBD

 

•August 15th--TBD

 

 

 

+What We Do

+How We Do It

 

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;

an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

― Winston S. Churchill

The Royal Oak Optimist Club's purpose is to develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed;

 

 To provide 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.

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.”

― Noam Chomsky

 

11 Mile Clean up – September and April each year

                Content: Twice a year the Royal Oak Optimists meet at the east side of the Royal Oak Farmers Market parking lot at 7:15 am on a Saturday. The Fall 2015 turn happened September 26, 2015. We met in the parking lot, hung our sign, had a little coffee and mini donuts to boost up our energy and got started. The weather was perfect and the volunteers did their thing! Up and down 11 Mile from Woodward to I-75, Optimists wore their orange vests for safety and walked on the sidewalks against traffic collecting the garbage to make Royal Oak a little better for our community.

 

Youth Appreciation – October each year

 

Essay Competition –

 

Oratorical Competition –

 

Bestest Concert Ever –

 

Bowlabration – Our biggest fundraising event

 

Jr. Golf Outing –Saturday May 21st

 

Oak Apple Run

 

Memorial Day Parade

 

 Optimist Park Cleanup/Maintenance

 

Night At The Races

 

+Our Mission

The mission of the Royal Oak Optimist Club is to bring out the best in kids by providing hope and a positive vision

 2017 Royal Oak Optimist Club Essay Contest Winners

 2017 Royal Oak Optimist Club Oratorical Contest Winners

From left to right: Roni Blank, Jessica Saunders, and Julianna Darawi.

All are from Royal Oak Middle School.

The Royal Oak Optimist Club held its annual Oratorical Contests on March 8 (girls) and 15 (boys), 2017.  This year’s topic was “"What the World Gains from Optimism.”  The Club was pleased to host participants from Royal Oak Middle School and Berkley Anderson this year.

 

After the Club served the students and their families breakfast each week, the young men and women presented their speeches on the given topic, which lasted between four and five minutes.  Each week, the speeches were judged by local community officials who were kind enough to volunteer their time to help out the Optimists, as well as the kids of Royal Oak, Berkley, and surrounding communities.

 

The winning contestants will participate in the Area IV Oratorical Contest to be held in Clawson on April 22.  That competition includes winners of club contests from Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Oakland, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Tuscola, and Washtenaw Counties.

 

 

Megan Vick from Berkley Anderson and Tommy Gardella

from Royal Oak Middle School

The Royal Oak Optimist Club held its annual Oratorical Contests on March 8 (girls) and 15 (boys), 2017.  This year’s topic was “"What the World Gains from Optimism.”  The Club was pleased to host participants from Royal Oak Middle School and Berkley Anderson this year.

 

After the Club served the students and their families breakfast each week, the young men and women presented their speeches on the given topic, which lasted between four and five minutes.  Each week, the speeches were judged by local community officials who were kind enough to volunteer their time to help out the Optimists, as well as the kids of Royal Oak, Berkley, and surrounding communities.

 

The winning contestants will participate in the Area IV Oratorical Contest to be held in Clawson on April 22.  That competition includes winners of club contests from Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Oakland, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Tuscola, and Washtenaw Counties.

Spring 2018 Royal Oak Optimist Club 11-Mile Cleanup

2018 Royal Oak

Optimist Club

Park Cleanup

Congratulations

Patty Brown!

2017 Optimist

of the Year!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO

PAULA MESSNER!

2016 OPTIMIST OF THE YEAR!

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