President's Column

 

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

Last Updated on:03/15/2021

Hello Clarkston Community!

Have you seen the signs of Spring……?

As the snow is melting and days become longer, we always know that it’s time for our Club to present awards to Student Essay Contest Winners as part of Optimist International’s Annual Essay program. Our Scholarship Committee is in full bloom, as they work toward voting on this year’s recipients of $10,000 in college scholarship money from our Club. Happiness and recognition are raining down on the Outstanding Student Citizen Award winners from our Elementary schools. And as the weather warms, our members are planning activities to keep each other connected to our Community and to each other, while maintaining safe and proper health protocols.

Spring certainly is a busy and exciting time for our Club, as we shower the kids in our Community with programs and awards. A global pandemic cannot keep an Optimist from Bringing Out the Best In Kids!

Committed to Optimism,

Kathy Novak, 35th Club President

 

Optimist News

Last updated on: 04/21/2021
 
Grant Program - click on the desired application below:
 
Flags for Kids Program - 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!
 
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: 04/21/2021

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:

April 28th, 2021 - TBD

May 5th, 2021 - Business Meeting

May 12th, 2021 - TBD