President's Column

 

Kathy Novak, is our Club President for the 2020-2021 Optimist year. 

Last Updated on:02/11/2021

Hello Clarkston Community!

February…..full of candy hearts and freezing temps. While many of you may be disheartened again this year by that prognosticating rodent, who has better insight into our weather than any Doppler Radar to date…….our Club actually hoped the massive marmot would see his shadow!

We have an OPTIMISTIC outlook to “6 more weeks of winter”….

Please check out the new Clarkston Area Optimist Club Ice Rink in Depot Park.  Our Club, along with Clarkston Community School’s Construction Tech Program, installed a beautiful new skating rink for kids of all ages to enjoy!

This year…we say “THANK YOU” to Mr. Punxsutawney Phil….let’s keep those wintery temps going for 6 more weeks.….ice skating in Depot Park is awesome!!!

Committed to Optimism,

Kathy Novak, 35th Club President

 

Optimist News

Last updated on: 02/03/2021
 
High School Senior Scholarships - If using a desktop or laptop go to the Projects & Events tab at the page top. If using a mobile device use the Select a page option at the top of the page, then scroll-wheel down to select "Scholarship".
 
Essay Contest - If using a desktop or laptop go to the Projects & Events tab at the page top. If using a mobile device use the Select a page option at the top of the page, then scroll-wheel down to select "Essay Contest".
 
Oratorical Contest - Due the logistical challenges as a result of the Pandemic, the Oratorical Contest has been cancelled for this year.  We will be back next year!
 
Flags for Kids Program - 2021
 
Outstanding Student Citizen Recognition ProgramIf using a desktop or laptop go to the Projects & Events tab at the page top. If using a mobile device use the Select a page option at the top of the page, then scroll-wheel down to select "Outstanding Student Recognition".
 
Optimist Club YouTube Channel
Click here, to view and watch Clarkston Optimist activities and programs happening right here in Clarkston.
 
Service for the Community
Click here, to view our Independence Televison spotlight video on the Clarkston Optimist Club.
 
Podcasts by Alan Partington
Turn up your speakers, click on the links below to listen to the latest in Alan Partington's creative Podcast Series, featuring local community members.

Upcoming Meetings

Speaker Program. Last updated on: 02/24/2021

Wednesday morning Membership Meetings are held at the Clarkston United Methodist Church, 7:30am       (*** see notice below ***)

As result of COVID-19 pandemic and the availability of our regular meeting location, until further notice, our Club meetings and Committee meetings maybe scheduled on Zoom or held at an alternative location.  See dates and locations below:

March 3rd, 2021 - Business Meeting. Zoom meeting only. Zoom link will be emailed out to members.

March 10th, 2021 - Student Citizen of the Month Program, recognizing three elementary school students. Zoom meeting only. Zoom link will be emailed out to members.

March 17th, 2021 - "Just Think About It" with member Diane Midgley. Sharing activities to engage you, family and friends in 2021. Zoom meeting only. Zoom link will be emailed out to members.

March 24th, 2021 - Essay Contest winners with member Tracy Bedford. Zoom meeting only. Zoom link will be emailed out to members.

March 31, 2021 - TBD