Greetings from the President

Greetings from the President,
Welcome to the Farmington /Farmington Hills Optimist Club. We are a service based organization focused on support programs for our youth in our community.
We meet most Wednesday mornings at 7:30 A.M. at John Cowleys & Sons, (33338 Grand River, Farmington ).
The following are some of the programs/Projects we are involved with:
  • Essay Contest
  • Oratorical Contest
  • Honoring a Fireman & Honoring a Police Officer
  • Leadership Award
  • Project Fish
  • Junior Optimist
We are always looking for members that share our beliefs of the Optimist Creed:
Promise yourself -
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimist come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Stop by for a meeting or give me a call to find out more about the optimist.
We are a positive, creative, caring and very involved group of individuals that really care about the youth in our community.
Roxanne Fitzpatrick
Farmington/Farmington Hills Optimist President 2015-2016
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The Optimist Club of Farmington & Farmington Hills, Michigan is a voluntary organization of civic-minded men and women banded together for progressive thought and action in community service. Our membership is composed of citizens drawn from business, industry, government and other professions. Our members are motivated by their desire to contribute to the community in which they and their families draw daily benefits. There is no greater opportunity for participation in community affairs and community service than in an Optimist Club.

Junior Optimist Clubs

Our Junior Optimist Clubs now have their own web site. Please visit our new home at www.f2hjunioroptimists.org for more information.

Performing community service is a wonderful and rewarding experience for both children and adults. Junior Optimist Clubs are currently available at 10 Farmington Public Schools and Our Lady of Sorrows. This program is sponsored by the Farmington-Farmington Hills Optimist Club, and is called Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI). JOOI Clubs (pronounced “joy”) are student-led organizations that meet once each month, with a single parent or teacher in the role of advisor, mentor and facilitator along with support from the F2H Optimist Club. FPS Upper Elementary and Middle Schools will have an additional meeting each month at the Costick Center. At these meetings students from Dunckel, East, Power and Warners schools will share progress on their projects, participate in team-building exercises, and meet with local community service organizations. Transportation to these meetings is provided free of charge by the After School Program. Students from these schools do NOT need to be enrolled in the After School Program to use the bus transportation to our monthly Junior Optimist meetings at the Costick Center.

Junior Optimist Clubs elect their own leaders, set up their own meeting schedule, and choose a community service project which they will plan, organize and execute. The project can be in support of their school, the PTA, the local community or any charitable organization of their choosing. At the completion of the service project, they participate in a special ceremony where the Farmington-Farmington Hills Optimist Club will recognize their achievement and present them with awards for their accomplishments. It’s a great opportunity to give something back to our community while our children learn to appreciate the value of community service at a young age.

Click here for print-ready documents, brochures, flyers and guides to help you get started on your own Junior Optimist Club.
The Farmington-Farmington Hills Optimist Club is an all-volunteer community service organization. The major beneficiary is the Farmington Public School District's Student Support Services. The Club also provides support to charitable organizations that focus on the needs of children in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
Optimist International Mission Statement

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

Goals of Optimist International
·   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.
·   To promote 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