The Royal Oak

   Optimist Club

      "Bringing Out The Best In Kids"

•Salvation Army Bell-Ringing

Thursday December 13th 5-7pm

Ringing @ Holiday Market

Afterglow @ the Dunstan's

 

•Optimist Bowlabration

Sunday January 27th @ Astro Lanes

Registration at 11:30am--Bowling at Noon

 

•Tri-Star Basketball

Friday February 8th 5-7pm

@ Boys and Girls Club

 

•Bestest Concert Ever

Saturday March 9th 5-8pm

@Royal Oak Farmers Market

 

•Oratorical Contest

Wednesday March 13th 7:15am

@ Boys and Girls Club

 

•Optimist Photo/Video Contest

May 2019--Details TBA

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•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

 

 

ROYAL OAK OPTIMIST CLUB

MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES!

 

December--Bonnie Bourque--19 years

December--Dawne Ripinski--17 years

December--Shannon Jovic--15 years

December--Cas Swastek--11 years

December--Kim Neely--1 year

 

January--David Paruch--35 years

January--Marie Keisoglou--17 years

 

February--No Anniversaries

 

March--David Richards--37 years

March--Terry Carlson--18 years

March--Marc Katz--18 years

March--Jason Parrott--9 years

RO Optimist Club Speaker Schedule

 

 

December 4th--Board Meeting

 

December 5th--Business Meeting

 

December 12th--Royal Oak High School Counseling

                             Kathy Knapp

 

December 19th--Optimist Holiday Gift Exchange

 

December 26th--Casual Meeting

 

January 2nd--Casual Meeting

 

January 8th--Board Meeting

 

January 9th--Business Meeting

 

January 16th--Pearce Accounting

                         Matt Pearce

 

January 23rd--TBD

 

January 30th--TBD

 

Congratulations John Timmerman!

2018 Optimist of the Year!!

+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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