+The Royal Oak

   Optimist Club

      "Bringing Out The Best In Kids"

 

+What We Do

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;

an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

― Winston S. Churchill

The Royal Oak Optimist Club's purpose is to develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed;

 

 To provide an active interest in

good government and civic affairs;

 

 To inspire respect for the law;

 To promote patriotism and work for

international accord and friendship among all people;

 

 To aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance

the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.”

― Noam Chomsky

+Our Mission

The mission of the Royal Oak Optimist Club is to bring out the best in kids by providing hope and a positive vision

+How We Do It

 

 

11 Mile Clean up – September and April each year

                Content: Twice a year the Royal Oak Optimists meet at the east side of the Royal Oak Farmers Market parking lot at 7:15 am on a Saturday. The Fall 2015 turn happened September 26, 2015. We met in the parking lot, hung our sign, had a little coffee and mini donuts to boost up our energy and got started. The weather was perfect and the volunteers did their thing! Up and down 11 Mile from Woodward to I-75, Optimists wore their orange vests for safety and walked on the sidewalks against traffic collecting the garbage to make Royal Oak a little better for our community.

 

Youth Appreciation – October each year

 

Essay Competition –

 

Oratorical Competition –

 

Bestest Concert Ever –

 

Bowlabration – Our biggest fundraising event

 

Jr. Golf Outing –Saturday May 21st

 

Oak Apple Run

 

Memorial Day Parade

 

 Optimist Park Cleanup/Maintenance

 

Night At The Races

 

11-Mile Cleanup April 2016--from l to r : Sam McKnight, Adam Cousino, Jackie McKnight, Dawne Ripinski, Ilene Harmon, Patty Brown, Patti Shafer, Terry Carlson, John Wagster, Allen Pruner. Not pictured (because he was busy taking the picture) Mike Ripinski.

 

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

 

 

29-Jun  To look at the sunny side of everything….Brett Tillander

6-Jul BIZ MEETING-1 anniversary

13-Jul KNOW YOUR CITY-Stokes are not your friend! (Beaumont Hospital)

20-Jul  To think only of the best…..Dan and Patti McCarty  (Dog Rescue)

27-Jul  To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others- Andrew Smyk

3-Aug BIZ MEETING-0 Anniversaries

10-Aug KNOW YOUR CITY-James Christrook- Customer Service-How Walt

 Disney changed my life

17-Aug  To forget the mistakes of the past….Judge Warren

24-Aug  To wear a cheerful countenance at all times…Animal Shelter (Pam)

31-Aug  To give so much time to the improvement of yourself….

7-Sep BIZ MEETING-11 anniversaries

14-Sep KNOW YOUR CITY

21-Sep  To be too large for worry, too noble for anger….

 

+About Us

 

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