The Royal Oak

   Optimist Club

      "Bringing Out The Best In Kids"

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2021 Royal Oak Optimist

Essay Contest Winners

Bowei Li--

Okemos High School

 

Mia Pobocik--

Royal Oak St. Mary's

 

Analie Nguyen--

Royal Oak Shrine Academy

 

 

2021 Royal Oak Optimist

Oratorical Contest Winners

1st Place-DeAhnna Brown--

Madison Heights Bishop Foley

 

2nd Place-Grace Hatton--

Royal Oak High School

 

3rd Place-Leilani Hamilton--

Royal Oak High School

ROYAL OAK OPTIMIST CLUB

MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES!

 

April Anniversaries!

John Timmerman--13 Years

 

May Anniversaries!

Margaret Monroe--17 Years

 

June Anniversaries!

Jack Salter--63 Years

Bob Agacinski--36 Years

Matt Wickey--27 Years

Emmet Mills--25 Years

Patti Shafer--19 Years

Matt York--17 Years

Jay Dunstan--14 Years

Patty Brown--7 Years

Ilene Harmon--7 Years

Robin Kripli--7 Years

Richard Pearce--7 Years

 

July Anniversaries!

Chris Adamski--7 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

•The Royal Oak Optimist Club

ordinarily meets Wednesday Mornings,

7:15 am at National Coney Island--

12-Mile and Main Street in Royal Oak

 

•We are currently meeting virtually

 

 

 

    April 28th--TBD

 

    May 4th--Board Meeting

 

    May 5th--Business Meeting

 

    May 12th--John Timmerman

                   Optimist Highlight

 

 

 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

2019 Royal Oak Optimist Club

11-Mile Road Spring Cleanup

and Optimist Park Cleanup

 

Thanks to Patti Shafer and

Allen Pruner for organizing

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS

MARC KATZ

2020 ROYAL OAK OPTIMIST CLUB OPTIMIST OF THE YEAR!

 

Sydney Bollinger

Elise Essenmacher

Brandon Mar

Tessa Voss

 Berkley High School

 

 

Tristan Crawford

 Churchill Alternative School

 

 

Emma Forsyth

Connor Brezenski

Hava Szarafinski

Naia Peters

Royal Oak High School

 

Theresa Hejka

Ie’Jana Woodley

Charlie Roty

Perry Lampertius

Royal Oak High School

 

 

    Congratulations to the

2020 Royal Oak Optimist

Club Youth Appreciation Recipients!

+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

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;

an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

― Winston S. Churchill

+What We Do

+How We Do It

 

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

 

Memorial Day Parade

 

 Optimist Park Cleanup/Maintenance

 

 

2018 Royal Oak Optimist Junior Golf

2018 Royal Oak Optimist/Van Every

Bike Helmet Sale

Jack and Patti Salter celebrate Jack's 60 years as a member of the Royal Oak Optimist Club on June 23rd during the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties Walk for the Future event.

2018 Royal Oak Optimist

Memorial Day Parade Bike Decorating

 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.

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.

 

 

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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