Message from the Organizer

Here is my weekly message to the club. My message will be replaced by a message from the club president.

I have a few verbal commitments for members, but what I really need is 15 firm commitments. We will need a committee to draft the bylaws of our club and fill out all the appropriate paperwork to get this eClub on the map and officially a part of Optimist International.

As of right now I don’t have a web form ready to collect information from potential members, but you can send me an email to and I will get you all the necessary information to help us get this started.

Let’s make this a great year and a great club.

Jeff Dennings


This Week’s Chuckle

A duck goes into a furniture store and says ‘got any duck food?’
The guy at the counter says, ‘sorry, we don’t sell duck food’.
The little duck walks out.
The next day, same duck, same guy. ‘Got any duck food?’
‘Sorry little duck, I told you yesterday, no duck food here.’
The duck walks out.
Next day, again, ‘got any duck food?’
The guy says ‘No! we don’t sell duck food! and if you come in here again I’m gonna nail your feet to the floor!’
The duck walks out. next day, duck walks in. ‘Got any nails? ‘
The guy says ‘what?… no’.
‘…got any duck food?’


Inspiration Keeps Us Moving

For Members Only: Update

This segment of the meeting is dedicated to our club members. This section includes announcements and new initiatives. Guests, you are welcome to read this section or just skip it.

August 18th-20th Michigan District 4th Quarter Convention!

It’s that time of year again. We have had a very successful year. All Optimists are invited to come and participate in the fun scheduled in West Branch. Click here to download registration form.


Agenda for Friday, August 18, 2017
12:45 pm – 7:15 pm: Registration
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Interactive session for current and incoming District Officers, Club Officers, Committee Chairpersons and all District members
5:45 pm: Governor’s Appreciation Dinner (By invitation only)
7:15 pm – 10:00 pm: Hospitality Room
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Executive Committee Meeting
9:15 pm: VIP Reception for OI Pres. – Designate Nick Prillaman, Jr.

Agenda for Saturday, August 19, 2017
6:45 am – 8:15 am: Registration
7:00 am – 8:15 am: Breakfast Meetings
8:30 am – 10:00 am: Morning General Session
10:00 am – 10:30 am: Registration continues
10:05 am – 10:45 am: Round-table Discussions
10:50 am – 11:50 am: Breakout Sessions
12:00 am – 1:15 pm: Lunch Keynote Speaker Malkia Newman, Community Network Services
1:20 pm – 2:20 pm: Breakout Sessions
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Afternoon General Session
6:00 pm: Cash Bar reception
6:30 pm: Installation Banquet OI President – Designate Nick Prillaman, Jr. officiating

Agenda for Sunday, August 20, 2017
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Memorial Service
9:00 am: Breakfast with OI President – Designate Nick Prillaman, Jr. and Michigan Governor Monetta Foster

Past Announcements for Members:
  • Well since this is the first Meeting, there really can’t be any past announcements

Service Blotter Submissions: Click here to fill out request for announcements.

Events & Projects

We are excited to announce that our first gathering will be 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm Friday August 18th at the Quality Inn in West Branch. The front desk will offer directions to our Hospitality Suite. Come Join us for the fun.

This is only the first of many gatherings, so don’t worry if you can’t make this one. Join and you could very well be the person planning our next event.

I look forward to seeing you there.

The Joy of Giving

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Thank you Jeff Dennings for your donation of $5.

My Grandson is Starting School

It gives me great pleasure to donate money so I can brag about my grandson. He is starting school next month. My wife and I will have a chance to see him daily because our son works third shift and our daughter in law is a school teacher and has to leave prior to the school bus picking him up.

We have had a lot of fun together this summer too. I have that ABC learning app on a tablet for him to play. It’s funny how you can trick a child into learning when you disguise it as a game.

Jeff Dennings

Selected Best Comments from Last Week’s Meeting

Jeff Dennings says: “I cannot comment on last week because there was not a meeting, but next week….”

Dave Crabill says: “I will gladly contribute to this week’s comments to try to be selected for next week.”

Innovating Service Clubs – A New Paradigm

My name is Jeff Dennings and I am a member of the Optimist Club of West Flint. I am looking forward to the 2017-2018 Optimist Year. I will be serving as the Lieutenant Governor of Zone 9 in the Mighty Michigan District.

We are starting a new kind of service club. It’s called an eClub. What is a eClub, you ask? Well it’s a service club that meets online and has social events to promote fellowship all while raising money and performing community service projects to Bring Out the Best in Kids.

If you enjoyed the meeting, please comment below. See you next week.

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