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Welcome to the Clarkston Area Optimist Club

News Section

Grant Program



Flags for Kids Program - 2024

Information Flyer 
Subscription Application

OptiFest Event - Saturday, Aug 3rd 2024

Outdoor fun, free event for the whole family. Click on OptiFest flyer for details: OptiFest Flyer

Essay Contest

Oratorical Contest

College Scholarships

Outstanding Student Citizen Program

Please see Projects & Events Tab for more information.

Optimist Winter Fest 

2nd Saturday of February, every winter, Depot Park skating rink, 12:00noon to 3:00pm. Skating, hot chocolate, DJ music, smores with campfire and kids games. All families are invited and it's FREE!

President's Page


Upcoming Meetings

Membership Meetings are held on Wednesdays mornings at the Clarkston United Methodist Church, 7:30am. Guests are welcome to attend. 

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 - Business Meeting

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 - member Dennis Pawley will talk about his experiences working with the Chrysler Corporation

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 - guest Stephanie Simony will talk about Project Search

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024  - Oratorical Contest winners

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 - TBD

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 - member Kathy Novak's Student Citizen Recognition Program

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 - member Kathy Novak's Student Citizen Recognition Program

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 - Sean Mueller, Michigan District Governor-Elect will be our guest speaker


Clarkston Optimist Media

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.
"Clarkston Family Farm"