President's Column

 

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

Last Updated on:06/17/2021

Hello Clarkston Community!

School’s Out for Summer!

Could any Summer Break be more welcome?

With so many adversarial events along with so many unprecedented challenges this past school year…

I found that you cannot stop Optimism. It is the catalyst of hope and the empowerment we all so deeply need.  Looking back uponwhat we may have missed or lost, or couldn’t or didn’t this past school year….our Club focused on what we still had, the strength we found in each other…we celebrated what we accomplished and we did more than we ever thought we could. A pandemic could not keep an Optimist Club member from supporting the kids in our community! I am so proud to be a part of this remarkable Club.

And speaking of strength and support….to every one of you who knows the unconditional love from a “Dad”…let’s celebrate and thank them this Father’s Day! How lucky to know this kind of love.

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Summer!

 

Committed to Optimism,

Kathy Novak, 35th Club President

 

Optimist News

Last updated on: 06/14/2021
 
Road Rally Event - June 27th, 2:00-6:00pm
Click here to download and print Registration Form
 
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: 06/16/2021

Wednesday morning Membership Meetings are held at the Clarkston United Methodist Church, 7:30am 

June 23rd, 2021 - TBD

June 30th, 2021 - Clarkston Family Farm visit.  Note: meeting will be at the Clarkston Family Farm, not CUMC

July 7th, 2021 - TBD