Royal Oak Inter-Club Council

The Royal Oak Inter-Club Council is a community coalition of volunteer and professional service groups, whose autonomy and diversity are recognized.  The purpose of this organization is to provide regular communication among members through a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

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JANUARY 2020:

Teen Clean Closet will be participating in the MLK Day of Service at Berkley High School on Monday, January 20th, in partnership with the Royal Oak School District.

The Royal Oak Musicale will present an afternoon public concert of strings on Tuesday, January 21st, beginning at 1 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  For more event information: https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25817/Musicale-Jan-21   Royal Oak Musicale promotes good music in the community & give financial awards to graduating high school seniors who are planning a college major in music.  

The Birth of Royal Oak... 1820’s to the 1950’s is being held at the Royal Oak Historical Museum on Friday, January 24th.  Registration begins at 6:30 pm and the talk at 7 pm.  Bob Muller is the speaker.  Admission is $10.  Program is limited to 25 people.  Advanced Tickets Only     Reserve tickets via curator@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org or come to the museum 1-4 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.  For more event information: https://mailchi.mp/481126963f60/bob-muller-returns-with-another-fascinating-talk?e=ca8d3fa1ca      The Royal Oak Historical Society collects & preserves historical materials & records the folklore connected with the city of Royal Oak.  

 Royal Oak Optimists Bowlabration will be held on Sunday, January 26th   For more event information:  https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25797/bowlabration-Jan-26     The Royal Oak Optimists purpose is to bring out the best in kids by providing hope and a positive vision

 NAMI General Meeting January 28th.   For more info: https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25799/NAMI-Jan-28     National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) purpose is to raise awareness of mental illness through education, referrals, research, support & advocacy

South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (SOCH) Fundraiser will take place at Lilly’s Seafood on Thursday, January 30th, from 11 am to 10 pm.  The Welcome Inn will get a portion of the proceeds.  There will be a 50/50 raffle all day and a silent auction from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. For more information about SOCH:  Website: www.sochwi.org      South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless operate a daycare center (Welcome Inn) in the community during the winter for the homeless.  

Garden Club Agenda thru March, 2020:  https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25093/Garden-CLub-Agenda-thru-March     Royal Oak Garden Club’s purpose is to share knowledge & the love of gardening.

Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra Season Schedule thru May 2020:     https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25226/ROSO-Concert-Schedule-thru-May      The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra has over 60 volunteer musicians who provide a quality cultural experience to the surrounding community.   

 FEBRUARY 2020:

Royal Oak Schools Foundation is holding their 9th Annual Celebrate Royal Oak on Friday, February 7th.   For more information: https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25798/RO-Sch-Foundation-Feb-7     The Royal Oak Schools Foundation provides funding for educational programs to Royal Oak’s public schools.

Grain Mills of Oakland County is being held at the Royal Oak Historical Museum on Friday, February 21st.    Registration begins at 6:30 pm and the talk at 7 pm.  Speaker is Dave Decker.  Admission is $10   Program is limited to 25 people. Reserve tickets via curator@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org or come to the museum 1-4 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.

Royal Oak Nature Society’s February Programs:  https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25601/RONS-2020-02-February-flyer   The Royal Oak Nature Society promotes, protects, maintains & makes improvements in Royal Oak’ s two Nature Parks, Tenhave Woods & Cummingston Park.  They are also involved in the development of a wildflower garden/arboretum behind the Senior Center.

MARCH 2020:

Royal Oak Youth Assistance bowl-a-thon is being held on Sunday, March 1st.  This is our only fundraiser.  Money used to send kids to camp, pay for extracurricular activities, family education and mentoring support.  For more information: https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25431/RO-Youth-Assistance-Mar-1-2002     The Royal Oak Youth Assistance’s purpose is to strengthen youth and families, and to reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse and neglect through community involvement.

Rotary Club of Royal Oak Annual Auction will take place on Saturday, March 21st at the Red Run Golf Club.  For more event information: https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25816/Rotary-March-21    The Rotary Club of Royal Oak is a service club that focuses on the youth in the community. 

Van Every Family Chiropractic Center will be hosting a donation drive for Teen Clean Closet throughout the month.   For more information:  Website: www.teencleancloset.com      Teen Clean Closet helps young people in our area by providing them with products needed for everyday cleanliness.  

Royal Oak Nature Society’s March Programs: https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25746/RONS-2020-03-March-flyer--

APRIL 2020: 

Play Ball, the Story of Briggs Stadium/Navin Field is being held on Friday, April 3rd.   Registration begins at 6:30 pm and the talk at 7 pm.  Speaker is John Davids.  Admission is $10   Program is limited to 25 people.  John’s signed book is for sale at event.  Reserve tickets via curator@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org or come to the museum 1-4  pm on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.

Royal Oak Woman’s Club Annual Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Clubhouse (404 S. Pleasant at 4th Street).   The Royal Oak Woman’s Club is a social & service club dedicated to the community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

Royal Oak Nature Society’s 15th Annual Fundraiser is being held on Friday, April 24th from 7 to 10 pm at the Royal Oak Elks Club.

Blessings in a Backpack will be holding a Trivia Night Fundraiser on Saturday, April 25th at the Royal Oak Elks Club.  For more information: Website: www.blessingsinabackpackmi.org/royal-oak     Blessing in a Backpack provides weekend food to insecure for Royal Oak students during the school year.  

 Gilda’s Big Night Out to be held on Thursday, April 30th.   For more event information: https://www.gildasclubdetroit.org/events/gildas-big-night-out/event-information/    Gilda’s Club’s purpose is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action & sustained by community.

OUR Credit Union will be hosting the 3rd Annual Teen Clean Closet Donation Drive.   Donations will be accepted throughout the month at both Royal Oak locations during business hours.

Royal Oak Nature Society’s April Programs:  https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25747/RONS-2020-04-April-flyer--

MAY 2020: 

Join Mind Over Matter on Saturday, May 2nd for the 15th Annual MOM Race for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention in memory of Gail Boledovich.  Check https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25465/MOM-May-2 for more information.  Mind Over Matter’s (MOM) purpose is to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness & suicide, provide hope, & raise funding for life saving programs.

Royal Oak in Bloom will be held on Sunday, May 10th from 7 am to 3 pm.  The event will be held between 6th & 7th Streets and Main, next to OCC.  Over 70 vendors will be selling flowers, annuals, perennials, outdoor furniture, landscaping items.  Event is free.  If you’re interested in being a vendor, please contact Heather Zeller at HeatherZ@RoyalOakChamber.com or 248-547-4000    https://www.facebook.com/RoyalOakInBloom/    The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce bridges the gap between our local organizations businesses to better connect with one another.

JUNE 2020: 

Art of Fire is being held on Saturday, June 13th from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday, June 14th from 11 am to 5 pm.  There will be 100 juried artists who work in only the mediums of clay, glass or metal.  Over 10 demonstrations, hands-on activities. Great for kids and adults.  There will be several new demos this year.  Contact Heather Zeller for more information: HeahterZ@RoyalOakChamber.com or go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ArtofFireRO/

INFORMATION:

Royal Oak Nature Society’s President’s Report: The Future of our Nature Society

Hour Exchange Time Bank is a "pay-it-forward" system where a community of people support one another by exchanging services with other members.

Royal Oak Historical Society PAMPHLET 

NAMI Announcement: Vehicle donations to support NAMI MetroThe NAMI Metro Beaumont Royal Oak Family Support Group Meetings held 3rd Tuesday of every month  www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24192/NAMI-Support-Group-Monthly-Meetings 

NAMI Brochure on Addiction   https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24389/NAMI-Brochure-on--Addiction-2019

NAM2020 Brochure    https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/25795/NAMI-Brochure-Spring-2020


BELOW IS A LIST OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COMMUNITY SERVICE GROUPS 

THAT BELONG TO THE ROYAL OAK INTER-CLUB COUNCIL 

COMMUNITY: Hour Exchange Timebank; Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce; Royal Oak Lions Club; Royal Oak Jaycees; Royal Oak Woman’s Club; Salvation Army of Royal Oak; Royal Oak Animal Shelter; Daughters of the American Revolution; Friends of the Royal Oak Library

CULTURAL: Water Works Theatre; Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra; Royal Oak Musicale; Detroit Oakland Barbershop Harmony; Royal Oak Arts Council

EDUCATION: Royal Oak Schools; Royal Oak Schools Foundation; Royal Oak PTA Council

GOVERNMENT: Royal Oak Democratic Club; Royal Oak Republican Club; State Representative Jim Ellison

HISTORY: Royal Oak Historical Society; Royal Oak Historical Commission

NATURE: Royal Oak Nature Society; Royal Oak Garden Club

WELL BEING:  Common Ground Sanctuary; Gilda’s Club: National Alliance on Mental Illness; Royal Oak Community Coalition; Mind Over Matter (MOM); South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless; South Oakland YMCA

WOMEN: Soroptimist International of Oakland County

YOUTH: Blessings in a Backpack; Metro Detroit Youth Clubs-Jack & Patti Salter Club; Rotary Club of Royal Oak; Royal Oak Optimist Club; Teen Clean Closet; Royal Oak Youth Assistance

For more information about any of these groups, please check out our Inter-Club Directory.

Royal Oak Inter-Club Council members can have their event information added to this website by sending an email to royaloakicc@gmail.com.  Be sure to include the name & date of the event.  If you want, you can also include a short description of the event.  If you have a flyer that you want posted, you can send it to us as an attachment.  Attachment to be in PDF, Microsoft Word or jpeg if you can't send it in either PDF or Word.

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The Royal Oak Inter Club Council meets on the second Friday of the month at noon from September through June. If you choose to eat lunch with us, the cost is $8 and you must RSVP in advance to royaloakicc@gmail.com.   Check Council Meeting Calendar tab (upper left) for meeting dates and locations.

Get in Touch

Email:  royaloakicc@gmail.com  

Patty Brown (President) lobeybrown@yahoo.com 

Join Us: Any Royal Oak civic or service organization whose stated purpose is to promote the welfare of the Royal Oak community may become a member of the Royal Oak Inter-Club Council. Contact us at royaloakicc@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the Inter-Club.    Membership year begins in July and ends the following June.  Dues are $15 per year.