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Calling All Optimists
The Orrie Donley Golf Outing Committee needs your assistance by...
Donating a $25 gift card.
(Give gift cards to Cathy Neal.)
Helping to recruit golfers and hole sponsors.
(See Laura Stewart.)
Providing Raffle prize donations.

Calling All Golfers
2022 Optimists Golf Outing - Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Click HERE for Information, to Register, or for Sponsorship

Calling All Students
Join a Junior Optimists Club at your School
Click HERE for Online Registration
*** Please NOTE: GILL Elementary Junior Optimists Club is Full for 2021-2022 ***

Calling all Jr Optimists
Design the Front of the Junior Optimists Clubs' T-Shirt for 2022-2023
Click HERE for the Form

Join Our Optimist Club and/or Pay Your Dues
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Who We Are

The Optimist Club of Farmington & Farmington Hills, Michigan, chartered on 05/11/1983, is a voluntary, 501(c)(3) organization 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.

Meeting Information:
Wednesday mornings (except first Wednesday of the month).
7:30A – 8:30A
In Person:
First Presbyterian Church of Farmington
26165 Farmington Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334
Enter on backside of building
Continental Breakfast provided (donation requested)
Masks recommended
    OR
Via Zoom:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89926299765

Everyone is welcome attend to our morning gatherings every week except the first week of the month.
Speakers will be listed on the calendar of this website: Optimists Calendar

Farmington/Farmington Hills Breakfast Optimist Club
P.O. Box 2203
Farmington Hills, MI 48333
http://f2hoptimists.org

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Club Activities

HONORING
1) Respect for Law

2) Respect for Fire
3) Veterans Breakfast
4) PTA Dinner
5) Principal Breakfast
CONTESTS
1) Oratorical
2) Essay
3) Leadership
4) Chili Cookoff
5) Barrie’s Squares
YOUTH PROJECTS
1) Jr. Optimist
2) Jr. Naturalist
3) Project Fish (Gone Fishin')
SCHOLARSHIPS
1) Dyslexia/Reading Disabilities
2) Nathan Jamil Foundation
CELEBRATION
1) Installation Dinner
2) Holiday Musical
OUTREACH
1) Founders Parade

2) Farmington Parade
3) Family Campout
4) Golf Outing
5) Farmington Business Expo
6) NOW Events
7) Quarterly Evening Meetings
8) CARE
9) Childhood Cancer Campaign
ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS
1) Farmington Goodfellows
2) Friends of the Library
3) Turn Around Awards
4) Miss Farmington
5) Farmington Special Olympics
6) School All Night Parties
7) Neighborhood House
8) Chamber of Commerce
9) FPS At Risk Program
10) School PTA’s
11) Education Foundation
12) Youth Back Pack Program
13) Student Assistance Program 

Optimist International

Our club is part of Optimist International, recognized worldwide as an organization of people committed to optimism and self-development for the improvement of youth and community.
 
Here are some fast facts about Optimist International:

  • Founded: June 19, 1919
  • First Club: Buffalo, New York, 1911
  • Clubs Today: 3,500
  • Membership: 114,000 (as of 7/31/02)
  • Service: 6,000,000 young people served each year; 65,000 service projects conducted annually; $78,000,000 spent annually on community service projects

The Optimist Creed

  • 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 optimism 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.

Please consider joining us in membership.

For more information contact Anna Durham - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Club Membership Fees:

  • Annual fee is $100 which can be paid in lump sum or $25 per quarter
  • Same fee for new members (Club will pay the $15 joiner fee as incentive)
  • All members will be considered a full member of the Club.