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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West Flint Optimists Newsletter – 8/9/18

West Flint Optimists Newsletter – 8/9/18

Our distinguished guest this morning was Jack Stock representing Kettering University. I hope Jack doesn't mind me stealing his bio. He has demonstrated a history of working in the higher education industry. He is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Coaching, Event...

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Members of West Flint Optimists Pack Lunches for CANUSA Kids

Members of West Flint Optimists Pack Lunches for CANUSA Kids

Steve Schlott had all the goodies ready for us as members gathered to pack lunch sacks for the kids. We started at 6:00 pm or something very close to that. We were done before 7:00. Pictured left to right: Jeff Dennings, Ken Cullen, Jack Medemar, Matthew Dennings...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 8/2/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 8/2/18

Tauzzari Robinson, CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint and himself a member of BGC, updated us on the leadership shuffling at BGC and program status at the organization. The annual budget of just under $1M is used for maintaining, upgrading, and reconfiguring...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 7/26/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 7/26/18

Chris Christenson, area attorney and currently a candidate for Circuit Court Judge, was guest of standing Circuit Court Judge and Club member Joe Farah, presenting his credentials and history in a way that he hopes will stand out among the many candidates in the race....

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 7/19/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 7/19/18

Casey Schlinker, in her current role as Program Manager at Whaley Children's Center, updated us regarding the Optimist House that we and other area clubs acquired, refurbished, and support for Whaley's kids. An "Independent Living Pilot Project" is now housed in the...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 7/12/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 7/12/18

Before the fourteen members started discussing the $5,000 Raffle (the morning's agenda), the Pledge, prayer, and fines filled the wait for. and consumption of, our breakfast. Ken Cullen passed a fine against Ron Ballard for failing to shake everyone's hand. Bill...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 7/5/18

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 7/5/18

For those of you that are avid readers of the newsletters, you may have noticed that Comments are now allowed. You may be asking Why now? or Why haven't they always been available? The problem with opening up comments is quite typically you are leaving your website...

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