The Royal Oak

   Optimist Club

      "Bringing Out The Best In Kids"

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ROYAL OAK OPTIMIST CLUB

MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES!

 

October Anniversaries!

Randy Booden--28 Years

Allen Pruner--14 Years

Jackie McKnight--6 Years

Sam McKnight--6 Years

 

 

November Anniversaries!

Ed Korkoian--29 Years

Donna Sutton--29 Years

Patty Dunstan--13 Years

Brian Cook--9 Years

Paula Messner--9 Years

John Wagster--9 Years

Stan Warren--9 Years

Tim Wayland--4 Years

Laura Whitmore--4 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

 

    October 27th--Optimist Board Meeting

 

    October 28th--Todd Turner

                            Team GUTS

 

    November 4th--Business Meeting

 

    November 11th--David London

         Veterans Events Committee

 

    November 18th--Youth Appreciation

                   Via Zoom--Details To Come

 

    November 25th--Ilene Harmon-McGough

                   Where She Is, Was, And Will Be

 

 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

2020 Royal Oak Optimist Club

Photo Contest Winners!

                        (click on each name to see their individual entries)

 

      Athena Barrer                             Elliott McKeeman

              "To make all your friends feel there                                                                         "To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give

                is something worthwhile in them"                                                                            every living creature you meet a smile"

 

      Eliana Borg                                 Elizabeth Murray

               "To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give                                            "To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,

                 every living creature you meet a smile"                                                                  and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.every living creature

                                                                                                                                                 you meet a smile"

 

      Isaiah Klaft                                  Leah Rizak

                "To look at the sunny side of everything                                                                  "To look at the sunny side of everything

                 and make your optimism come true"                                                                      and make your optimism come true"

 

      Katie Lynch                                 Scarlett Rizak

               “To be so strong that no one can                                                                               "To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give

                disturb your peace of mind”                                                                                       every living creature you meet a smile"

 

 

      Maggie Lynch                              Allyson Twiss

               "To look at the sunny side of everything                                                                    The entire Optimist Creed

                and make your optimism come true"

Congratulations Robin Kripli!

2019 Optimist of the Year

and new Optimist President!!

To donate to the

Royal Oak Optimist Club please click on the

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+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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