West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 1/3/19

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 1/3/19

Happy New Year to all of our members and friends! President Phil Holmblade rang the bell to open the first meeting of the calendar year, asked Ron Ballard to lead the Pledge to the American flag, and invited Jack Proffitt to pray for the new year and breakfast. The...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 12/13/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 12/13/18

  A relatively small group of 15 gathered today as President Phil Holmblade opened the meeting with the standard "Pledge, Prayer, Bell" sequence before quickly reviewing this past Tuesday's Board Meeting. He noted that Atlas Valley has closed and we will have to...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 12/6/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 12/6/18

Phil Holmblade, our illustrious leader, prompted Ron Ballard to lead the Pledge and Jack Proffitt to say grace before ringing the meeting to order without a specific guest speaker. The Club received a letter of thanks from the Food Bank for our donation of $1160 to...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/29/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/29/18

Salvation Army's Director of Development Joy Martinbianco returned to the Club this morning to introduce Major Randy Hellstrom as our guest speaker for our meeting. Major Randy has served the Salvation Army throughout the midwest (including Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois,...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/22/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 11/22/18

Pam Bailey from the YMCA of Greater Flint joined us for breakfast this morning. Pam has been working at the downtown Y for 4 years now. Besides her employment at the YMCA, Pam serves the community by her membership as a Sunrise Rotarian. She thanked our club for our...

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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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