Keep up to date with what the SLV Optimists are doing:
Making a Difference JOI Club is working on a community service project of purchasing socks for those in need. 20% of all purchases to Honey Baked Ham will go to buying socks for Lighthouse in Pontiac and Covenant House - Detroit. Click Read More to get the fundraising link - posted December 6, 2022 Read More >>
The SLV Optimists have partnered again with public and community organizations for a Teen Mental Wellness Forum. This free virtual forum will have a panel of Mental Health experts to answer YOUR questions. Click Read More to register - posted November 16, 2022 Read More >>
On Saturday September 24, the Optimists, along with the Southfield Lions, and Kiwanis, celebrated service to the Southfield community by helping out at the World Medical Relief Center. - posted October 11, 2022 Read More >>
Servicing the community since May 8, 1979
The Southfield-Lathrup Village Optimist Club has been serving the communities of Southfield and Lathrup Village since May 8, 1979. Our motto is FRIEND OF YOUTH – our vision is “BY PROVIDING HOPE AND POSITIVE VISION, OPTIMISTS BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOUTH, COMMUNITIES AND OURSELVES”. The club promotes programs and activities to recognize and encourage the youth in our community.
The Southfield-Lathrup Village Optimist Club is made up of local volunteers and community leaders that support and implement several programs and projects throughout the year. We are proud to have sponsored the Michigan District $2,500 Oratorical Contest Scholarship Winner in 2020!
Plans are underway for two great contests in 2023 where students will again have a chance to first compete at the club level between January - March 2023.
Essay Contest Topic: “Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?”
Oratorical Contest Topic: “Discovering the Optimism within Me”
~ Community Service... Leadership... Signature Events ~
"Smooth Jazz and Cheesecake" virtual performance with Randy Scott
Holiday Gifts for Local Families
Gracious Savior Community Food Pantry
Souper Bowl of Caring Non-Perishable Food Items for Lighthouse/SOS
Robert and Susanne Di Giulio Memorial Scholarship
Respect for Law - First Responders of the Year,
Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Peer Group
Sponsoring a Junior Optimist International (JOI) Clubs
Volunteering at World Medical Relief
Co-Sponsored the Southfield Reads Virtual Celebrity Readers Program
Join the Southfield-Lathrup Village Family by becoming a member. Only $100 a year and you get to serve your community, leadership training and development, networking and so much more!! Fill out our online Membership Form.
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