Keep up to date with what the SLV Optimists are doing:
Zora Nunley, winner of the Southfield-Lathrup Village Optimist Oratorical Contest, went on to win 2nd place at the Michigan District Optimist Oratorical Contest!! Congratulations Zora! - posted May 24, 2023
Southfield Police Chief, Elvin Barren, promotes the Teen Mental Health Awareness Forum that is happening on Sunday, May 7! Click HERE to watch the video.
To attend the Forum, please register HERE.
A light lunch will be available beginning at 1:15PM.
- posted April 27, 2023
SVL Optimists are proud to announce our winners for the 2023 Oratorical Contest!
1st Place: Nadia Johnson - Senior at Southfield Christian School
2nd Place: Zora Nunley - Member of Hope United Methodist Church
- posted March 28, 2023
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
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