West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 9/12/19

Today's guest speaker from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint spoke to a small group, prompting speculation about rain endangering some hairdos. "Nevertheless, she persisted": Emily Leonard is Director of Grants and Public Relations at BGCGF, having risen...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 9/5/19

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 9/5/19

"People, Pigs, Planet: Sustainable Farming" is an excellent slide presentation offered to us by Mary Kelpinski , CEO of the Michigan Pork Producers Association. In addition to passing out recipes and cooking suggestions, Mary pointed out that pork production has...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 8/29/19

Our planned speaker from the St. Francis Prayer Center fell down some stairs, broke a leg, and is undergoing surgery today, so she is planning to be with us on September 19., according to John Losinski. Without a formal speaker, we followed the normal opening...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 8/22/19

Kevin Shaw, from Coffee Beanery, spoke with this morning's 16 members about coffee, his coffee, and his business. Started by Kevin's parents with $75 and enthusiasm under a different name in 1968, the business has expanded to 60 domestic location and 30 international...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 7/18/19

A small gathering of 10 members this morning saw President Phil Holmblade open the meeting with the Pledge (led by Bill Hentgen) and Prayer (led by Ken Cullen), followed by several announcements: Bill Hentgen announced the delayed opening in December of the Proton...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 7/12/19

Casey Schlinker, having moved from "Development Director" to "Program Manager" at Whaley Children's Center, returned to speak with the Club about new developments regarding the Whaley kids. A huge new commitment, in keeping with the increased emphasis on transitioning...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 6/27/19

Richard and Carole Beauchamp told us about "The Secret Life of Bees" this morning, sharing details of the mating, reproduction, division of labor, lifecycle, and communication patterns of the honeybees that are so important to the pollenation and replication of our...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 6/13/19

Tom Travis and President Phil Tom Travis is Director of Education and Social Services for Carriage Town Mission and was here to speak about his role in assisting our area's homeless community in connecting with resources and gaining the skills and contacts that can...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 6/6/19

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 6/6/19

Chad Young is "Township Manager" for Mundy Township and came to tell us about the plans for June 18th Official Groundbreaking for the Miracle League ADA accessible ballfield and the new Hill Road Park development. Mundy Township just passed its 1st-ever bond issue and...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 5/30/19

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 5/30/19

We were happy to have Dave Borowski and Karen Strader with us this morning from Thrivent , a "not-for-profit" financial organization oriented toward community service. From a Christian foundation, Thrivent has Credit Union, financial planning, money management, and...

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