President's Column


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

As President of the Clarkston Optimist Club I am extremely excited and honored to lead the Club into it's 35th year.

Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing out the Best in Kids.”  The Clarkston Optimists exemplify this motto through numerous activities throughout our community.  I believe it is fair to say that you will find an Optimist involved in just about every project, event, and community service program in the Clarkston area. 


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: 10/28/2020

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 4th, 2020 - Business Meeting, lead by Kathy Novak, President. Location: Zoom meeting onlyZoom link will be emailed out to members. 

November 11th, 2020 - Alan Partington video presentations, Zoom meeting only. Zoom link will be emailed out to members.

November 18th, 2020 - Ruth Johnson will be speaking about what it's like to transition from Michigan Secretary of State to the Michigan State Senate.