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 34 years!

Here is a list of our current members (as of 5/12/20). Browse through the names. You may see some familiar ones!


First Name Last Name
Lauren Abel
Brian Adams
Nanci Anderson-Bereznicki
Lisa Austin
Tracy Bedford
Debra Berry
Kelly Berti
Thomas Biggs
Michael Blicher
Don Brose
Robin Brose
Seth Bucholz
Laura Burrum
Siara Cain
Jennifer Caldwell
Charlie Campbell
Curt Carson
Michelle Carson
Bill Cox
Richard Dake
Linda Danek
Luke Denver
Krista Deo
Phillip Dutton
Kenneth Ermer
Anne Evans
James Evans
Matthew Evans
Kaitlyn Farver
Chandler Fleming
Christa Fons
Steven Franey
Kathy Garwood
Stan Garwood
Matthew Gifford
Jill Giovas
Glen Gualtieri
Elaine Guttenberg
Celeste Hanes
Peg Hill
Myrna Hirn
David Johnson
Karen Joliat
Gary Kaul
Linda Knott
Anita Kondyles
Erin Kuhn
Bill Kunse
Joette Kunse
Amy Laboissonniere
Janice Landauer
Jim Lawson
Rachel Loughrin
Tom Lowrie
Anne Mancour
Jeremy McCall
Jessica McDonald
John McDonald
Bruce Mercado
John Merz
Kathyrn Middleton
Thomas Middleton
Diane Midgley
Delia Miller
Pat Mueller
Sean Mueller
Kathy Novak
Carrie Ouellette
Michael Page
Judy Parnes
Alan Partington
Jeffrey Peariso
Joyce Pennycoff
Angela Regiani
Daniel Regiani
David Regiani
Joe Regiani
Sharon Regiani
Betty Reilly
Todd Richard
Susan Ring
Dennis Ritter
Peg Roth
Mary Rowe
Dale Ryan
Shawn Ryan
Gerry Schmidt
Andrea Schroeder
Mark Schroeder
Chuck Senkyr
Noah Sharrow
Dan Stencil
Edward Stone
Frank Strother
Suzanne Tinka
Anita Van Wagoner
Mike Walkowski
Nancy Walkowski
Robert Whitcomb
Steve Wyckoff
Jodi Yeloushan