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Earl Friedman Oratorical Contest
Saturday, March 03, 2018, 09:30am - 01:30pm
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Earl Friedman Oratorical Contest

Sponsored by the Farmington / Farmington Hills Breakfast Optimist Club

Contest date: Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 10:00 AM contest start
(arrive no later than 9:45 AM to register)

Contest Location: Jon Grant Community Center,
29260 Grand River, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(north side of Grand River, east of Middlebelt – at east side of fire station)

Depending on number of registrations, we will hold separate girls’ and boys’ contests in sequence. Contest order and speaking order will be determined by lot at the time of the contests.

The contestants and their family members or guests are welcome to attend the contest.
Light refreshments will be served.

Title/Topic: “Where are My Roots of Optimism?”

Length of Speech: The speech must be at least four minutes but not more than five minutes to avoid penalty points.

Age Qualification: The contest is open to students under the age of 18 as of October 1st, 2018. There is no minimum age limit. A copy of the contestant’s birth certificate or passport must be submitted at the time of the contest.

Prizes: Medallions and monetary prizes will be given to the winner
(first, second, and third place).
Certificates of participation will be given to all contestants.

Further (next level) Competition: Only one contest winner (either a girl or a boy) will be selected by the judges to represent the club at the next level of competition.

Location Jon Grant Community Center, 29260 Grand River Ave, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Registration of contestants required by Friday, February 16, 2018 5 PM

Upcoming Optimists Events

Tuesday, Sep 21st, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Zoom New Member Orientation

Zoom New Member Orientation

Hosted by Tom and Cathy Nealhosted by Tom and Cathy Neal
Send email to Tom to register:
Here is link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85161760688

Wednesday, Sep 22nd, 2021 @ 7:30am
Hybrid Breakfast Meeting - Principal's Recognition

Hybrid Breakfast Meeting
Principal's Recognition Breakfast

Maxfield Education Center (MEC)
32789 W 10 Mile Rd
Farmington, MI 48336



Thursday, Sep 23rd, 2021 @ 3:30pm
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in the Kenbrook Media Center

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in the Kenbrook Media Center

Kenbrook Elementary School
32130 Bonnet Hill Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for a
Diversity and Social Justice Library
at the Kenbrook Elementary School
in the Kenbrook Media Center.

Alyssa Peek a current senior at North Farmington High School,
President of both the
North Farmington High School Student Senate
and the Diversity and Social Justice Club.

In the spring of 2021,
she was awarded
the 2021 Optimist Club Leadership Award.

She invites the Optimist Club Members to come to this event.

Wednesday, Sep 29th, 2021 @ 7:30am
Hybrid Breakfast Meeting - Respect the Law

Hybrid Breakfast Meeting
Respect the Law

First Presbyterian Church of Farmington
26165 Farmington Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Enter and walk through the lobby straight to the Fellowship Hall.
If you want to join by Zoom, we will have that set up, too.
Here is the link: