West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/08/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/08/18

Guest Speaker Rebecca Fedewa came to us from the Flint River Watershed Coalition  (http://flintriver.org/blog/) to talk about the 1300 square miles in t his remarkable resource and her role in maintaining it for the area population. In addition to the well-publicized...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/1/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/1/18

"Our Airstream Adventure", given by our own Steve Schlott (with visual aids and props!), was the interesting (and at times very humorous) morning presentation to the 15 members present. Rather than being a recounting of "How I spent my summer vacation", Steve talked...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 10/25/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 10/25/18

Final preparation for the 32nd Annual $5,000 Raffle and Dinner this evening at Atlas Valley Country Club provided the primary focus for the 19 members in attendance at today's meeting. John "J-Lo" Losinski verified the availability and assignments of volunteers for...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 10/11/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 10/11/18

Officer Ken Szmanski, from Metro Police Authority, spoke today about his work as School Resource Officer in Swartz Creek Schools. This is where he met our Club's Speaker Chair, Carol Dennings, while giving away bicycles, intervening in behavioral issues in classrooms,...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 10/4/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 10/4/18

Newly installed President Phil Holmblade stepped into his role with a smile on his face - whether it was his newfound power or his birthday celebration is unclear, but he seemed to relish this day. He thanked the outgoing officers for their service and asked newly...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 9/27/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 9/27/18

Speaker Chair Steve Schlott introduced our return guest speaker, Jamie Gaskin, from United Way  and a former neighbor of Steve's. Jamie reviewed his personal and career histories, noting that he has "lived in crisis" in the past few years: a divorce and residential...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 9/20/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 9/20/18

Shirley Cochran returned to our Club as speaker for the day, proud of the new sign that identifies Motherly Intercession, her 19-year-old non-profit service organization that now has 2 vans for assisting in visitation between children and their incarcerated parents,...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 9/13/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 9/13/18

A relatively small group of 14 met for this morning's meeting, brought to a semblance of order by Lt Governor Jeff Dennings, who called on Jack Medemar for the Pledge of Allegiance and Jack Proffitt for the Invocation before opening the fines. Mic Goulet paid an early...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 9/6/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 9/6/18

  President Crys Reed called the meeting this morning's meeting to order, asked Ken Cullen to lead in the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance and Jack Proffitt to pray for a good breakfast and direction for the day, then opened the meeting. We have our Optimist name...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 8/23/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 8/23/18

President Crys Reed announced that a number of people would be leaving early, so the flow of the meeting would be altered: after callling on Greg Hilliker to lead in the Pledge and Jack Proffitt to say grace, he began a series of announcements: Jim Reigle reports that...

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