Welcome to Southfield-Lathrup Village Optimist Club!!

Latest News

Keep up to date with what the SLV Optimists are doing:

New Optimist Welcome (NOW) Event & Installation

On June 28, Southfield-Lathrup Village Optimist Club had a New Optimist Welcome (WOW) Event and an installation of new members on July 23. - posted July 27, 2022 Read More >>

2022 Robert and Susanne Di Giulio Memorial Scholarship Awardee

The SLV Optimist are pleased to announce the 2022 recipient of our memorial scholarship, Diala Princeton Ajaero. - posted June 14, 2022 Read More >>

Teen Mental Health Forum

On May 1, The Southfield-Lathrup Village Optimist, along with the City of Southfield and the Metro Detroit Youth Clubs presented a forum for Teen Mental Health. - posted May 3, 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 2022 where students will again have a chance to first compete at the club level between January - March 2022.

Essay Contest Topic: "How Does an Optimistic Mindset Change My Tomorrow?"

Oratorical Contest Topic: "Staying Optimistic in Challenging Times"

~ 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

Become an Optimist

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.

For additional information about our club, programs and volunteer opportunities email us.

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Donate to the Club!

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Meetings and Gatherings

Meeting Every 2nd Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

2nd Tuesday - Kerby's Koney Island • 25050 Northwestern Hwy. • Southfield, MI

4th Tuesday - Virtually via Zoom

3rd Saturday - FUN Gatherings @ 2:00 p.m. using Zoom

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