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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

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Thursday, Aug 11th, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Zone 12 Zoom Meeting

Zone 12 Zoom Meeting

This is a monthly Zone Town Hall meeting which is open to any Optimist club members in the zone to join.
We will be talking about different ideas, problems and solutions clubs in our zone have.
Join at the following zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82786128266 

Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2022 @ 7:30am
Club Business Meeting

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Mask Recommended

We will meet in-person at the
First Presbyterian Church of Farmington
26165 Farmington Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Friday, Aug 19th, 2022 @ 12:00am
District Convention in Kalamazoo MI

District Convention in Kalamazoo, MI
August 19-20, 2022

It is a great opportunity to learn some new things and make new Optimist friends from around our state.
The agenda Friday night is a Revel & Roll Social from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Saturday there is a Morning session 8:30pm to 12:00pm
and then an afternoon session from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

If you wanted to leave early Saturday morning you could drive the 2 hours+ and be at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in time for the morning session. 

Make sure to register at:
www.michigandistrictoptimists.org

Friday, Aug 19th, 2022 @ 12:00am
District Convention in Kalamazoo MI

District Convention in Kalamazoo, MI
August 19-20, 2022

It is a great opportunity to learn some new things and make new Optimist friends from around our state.
The agenda Friday night is a Revel & Roll Social from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Saturday there is a Morning session 8:30pm to 12:00pm
and then an afternoon session from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

If you wanted to leave early Saturday morning you could drive the 2 hours+ and be at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in time for the morning session. 

Make sure to register at:
www.michigandistrictoptimists.org

Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2022 @ 7:13am
Zoom Board Meeting

Zoom Board Meeting

 https://zoom.us/j/97923634993

Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2022 @ 6:30pm
New Officer Installation Banquet

Installation Banquet of New Officers for 2022-2023
Venue to be determined.

Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2022 @ 7:30am
Respect for Fire Club Breakfast Meeting

Respect for Fire
Club Breakfast Meeting

Mask Recommended

We will meet in-person at the
First Presbyterian Church of Farmington
26165 Farmington Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Come meet and share a continental breakfast starting at 7:30 am.

Guest and Interested Persons Welcome