Who Are We

Optimist International is a worldwide non-profit, volunteer organization, made up of more than 2,500 Clubs throughout the USA, whose members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children.

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club embraces this vision. Our core values resonate through the Optimist Creed and remain a constant reminder of the examples we strive to set for the Clarkston community in which we live, work and play for over 37 years!

Here is a list of our current members (as of 04/04/2023). Browse through the names. You may see some familiar ones!

Brian Adams
Lisa Austin
Robert Balding
Debra Berry
Kelly Berti
Gary Bigger
Thomas Biggs
Michael Blicher
Don Brose
Robin Brose
Paul Brown
Greg Bunting
Charlie Campbell
Curt Carson
Michelle Carson
Tanya Carson
Bill Cox
Linda Danek
Ahdi Dasuqi
Jean Dasuqi
Ann Degen
Jim Degen
Allie Dennis
Phillip Dutton
Kenneth Ermer
Anne Evans
James Evans
Matthew Evans
Kathy Garwood
Stan Garwood
Julie Gascho
Matthew Gifford
Jill Giovas
Jim Gotch
Janalee Grainer
Glen Gualtieri
Elaine Guttenberg
Melissa Harwood
Myrna Hirn
Bob Hoff
David Johnson
Karen Joliat
Gary Kaul
Linda Knott
Erin Kuhn
Amy Laboissonniere
Jim Lawson
Tamera Lowrie
Tom Lowrie
Anne Mancour
Jessica McDonald
John McDonald
Bruce Mercado
John Merz
Kathyrn Middleton
Thomas Middleton
Diane Midgley
Delia Miller
Kathy Novak
Chelsea O'Brien
Michael Page
Alan Partington
Richard Paul
Sissy Phillips
Jeffrey Price
Angela Regiani
Daniel Regiani
David Regiani
Joe Regiani
Sherri Regiani
Susan Ring
Paula Rosneck
Shawn Ryan
Mark Schroeder
Sam Skene
Jesica Spencer
Edward Stone
Frank Strother
Anita Van Wagoner
Mike Walkowski
Nancy Walkowski
Carrie Weidenbach
Robert Whitcomb
Steve Wyckoff
Jodi Yeloushan