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The Royal Oak Optimist

Essay and Oratorical Contest Winners!

 

 

 

“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

 

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

 

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

 2017 Royal Oak Optimist Club Essay Contest Winners

 2017 Royal Oak Optimist Club Oratorical Contest Winners

From left to right: Roni Blank, Jessica Saunders, and Julianna Darawi.

All are from Royal Oak Middle School.

The Royal Oak Optimist Club held its annual Oratorical Contests on March 8 (girls) and 15 (boys), 2017.  This year’s topic was “"What the World Gains from Optimism.”  The Club was pleased to host participants from Royal Oak Middle School and Berkley Anderson this year.

 

After the Club served the students and their families breakfast each week, the young men and women presented their speeches on the given topic, which lasted between four and five minutes.  Each week, the speeches were judged by local community officials who were kind enough to volunteer their time to help out the Optimists, as well as the kids of Royal Oak, Berkley, and surrounding communities.

 

The winning contestants will participate in the Area IV Oratorical Contest to be held in Clawson on April 22.  That competition includes winners of club contests from Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Oakland, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Tuscola, and Washtenaw Counties.

 

 

Megan Vick from Berkley Anderson and Tommy Gardella

from Royal Oak Middle School

The Royal Oak Optimist Club held its annual Oratorical Contests on March 8 (girls) and 15 (boys), 2017.  This year’s topic was “"What the World Gains from Optimism.”  The Club was pleased to host participants from Royal Oak Middle School and Berkley Anderson this year.

 

After the Club served the students and their families breakfast each week, the young men and women presented their speeches on the given topic, which lasted between four and five minutes.  Each week, the speeches were judged by local community officials who were kind enough to volunteer their time to help out the Optimists, as well as the kids of Royal Oak, Berkley, and surrounding communities.

 

The winning contestants will participate in the Area IV Oratorical Contest to be held in Clawson on April 22.  That competition includes winners of club contests from Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Oakland, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Tuscola, and Washtenaw Counties.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO

PAULA MESSNER!

2016 OPTIMIST OF THE YEAR!

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.

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