President's Column

 

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

November 2020

Hello Clarkston Area!

As we are coming to the end of November and looking ahead to the Holidays…I hope you are finding ways to stay positive and approach every day with an optimistic outlook.Please let me share a few projects our club is working on…Check out this HOME PAGE for details!! Our club is again this year, happily working as Elves for Renaissance High School students by suppling Christmas gifts. We are preparing for the Optimist Essay contest. We are reviewing Grant Applications. Our club is looking ahead in preparation for the National Oratorical Contest. And…we are thinking of every child, every teacher & support staff….parents and grandparents, caregivers and guardians…as they work collectively for one common goal…to raise our kids up….and to keep them strong and moving forward through these challenging times. May this Thanksgiving, no matter how you will be celebrating…..be a time to stay connected to those you love!  Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with love, mashed potatoes and stuffing!

Committed to Optimism,

Kathy Novak, 35th Club President

 

Optimist News

Last updated on: 10/20/2020
 
Fall Grant Program 2020
Click here to view and/or download the Optimist Club: Fall Grant Application
 
Flags for Kids Program - 2021
 
Essay ContestSee Projects and Events tab
 
Oratorical Contest - See Projects and Events tab
 
Outstanding Student Citizen Recognition Program - See Projects and Events tab
 
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

Last updated on: 11/18/2020

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:

November 25th, 2020 - Social Meeting. Zoom meeting only. Zoom link will be emailed out to members.

December 2nd, 2020 - TBD

December 9th, 2020 - Gary Bigger, Principal at Clarkston Renaissance High School will be our speaker. Zoom meeting only. Zoom link will be emailed out to members.

December 16th, 2020 - Clarkston High School Madrigal Singers will present a holiday vocal concert for us. Zoom meeting only. Zoom link will be emailed out to members.

December 23rd, 2020 - Social Meeting. Zoom meeting only. Zoom link will be emailed out to members.

December 30th, 2020 - TBD