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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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 5/16/19

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 5/16/19

Susana Wight, Vice President for Sales and Marketing of the Flint City Bucks, came to speak this morning of the new high=caliber soccer ("football") team in town Brought here by the the former President of the Firebirds hockey team, the Bucks played their first game...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 5/9/19

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 5/9/19

Bill Reaves is Speaker Chair this month and announced that Pastor Dave (from Bill's church) is unable to speak, so Bill himself took over the speaker role and told us about "Via de Christo", a group that focuses on faith, fellowship, and service and has various forms...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 2/21/19

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 2/21/19

Sheila Gafney is a long-time friend of our Club (the annual Charlie Gafney award is named after her father, long member of this Club) and came to us today to speak about Special Olympics, focus of one of our group's longstanding recurrent activities and donations....

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 2/14/19

West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 2/14/19

Brandee Cooke, Project Manager at "100K IDEAS" working out of the Ferris Wheel in downtown Flint, told us about this exciting new addition to Flint's business scene. (She was accompanied by Vivian, Youth Engagement Coordinator for "100K".) This student-led operation...

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West Flint Optimist Newsletter – 2/7/19

Andy Younger, Race Director for the Crim Fitness Foundation, came to speak with us this morning, recounting the 22 year history of the Race and its evolution. From 750 original racers, the events have grown to include many thousands of participants and spectators and...

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