Annual Meeting

  • Shelby Optimist Club 788 Industrial Park Dr Shelby, MI

Our Annual Meeting, will be held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Oceana Agricultural Banquet. We are excited to have Jenifer Strauss as our speaker this year! In her program, "A Handful of Soil", Jen will deliver a humorous and thought-provoking narrative about our deep connection to the land. In 1993, following ten years as an environmental educator and classroom teacher, Jenifer Strauss united her passion for teaching and storytelling to create Story Be Told, a narrative consulting business. Dynamic and thought provoking, engaging and educational, heart-warming and humorous, Jenifer Strauss offers a unique brand of energy-injected and interactive performances, trainings, keynotes and consultation services using STORY as the common denominator to capture interest, motivate learning, inspire action, and transform lives. 

Please plan to join us at 6pm for a Taste of Oceana as we socialize and sample various foods and drinks produced in our county. Local musicians Ruthie Eilers and Frank Galante will be performing a mix of folk, country and blues during the social hour. A catered dinner will be served at 7pm followed by a brief meeting, awards ceremony and our feature presentation. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets and information are available at Oceana Conservation District in Shelby and MSU Extension in Hart.