Bringing Out The Best In Kids!
Join Us To Make A Difference In The Lives of Children
Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.
Purposes of Optimist Clubs
- To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed;
- To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs;
- To inspire respect for the law;
- To promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people;
- To aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.
This site is operated and managed by Eclectic Sales & Creative Marketing, LLC (ESCMI). ESCMI is operated by Dave Crabill and Jeff Dennings, both Optimist Club members. They recognized the need to help clubs promote their great events and programs online and developed a simple to implement plan to do just that. Scroll down to check out all the great things that Optimist Clubs do to help local children and get involved in any way you can! Children are our future! Use the Menu to find a club in your area and make a difference!
Latest Optimistic News
A local teacher wants to enhance her students' writing and public speaking skills. A Flushing area foster-care family needs help with back-to-school supplies for their four foster-care children. A homeless shelter housing families from Genesee County, including...read more
New Flint location Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children and teens, will open its fourth branch in Flint soon and is seeking caring adults to volunteer as facilitators of support groups. No previous education or experience is necessary. The children and...read more
The Old Newsboys will host a Casino Night on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Birch Run Expo Center. The fun starts at 6:00 P.M. and continues through 10:00 P.M. Your $100 ticket includes: - $200 in “Funny Money” for your gambling entertainment - Dinner buffet from...read more
Rooftop Party Held at Flint Farmer’s Market will be a Fundraising Event The Downtown Flint Optimist Club is celebrating their 80th anniversary with a rooftop party at the Flint Farmer’s Market from 6 pm until 11 pm on July 29th. Admission is $30 per person and...read more
Congratulations are in order for a member of the Grand Blanc Optimist Club. Antoinette Geyer has assumed the role of vice president of provider network and plan operations for HealthPlus. Read the story below as posted in the Swartz Creek View Newspaper. I am sure...read more
JOIN US IN DETROIT! Optimist International is proud to introduce its 2015 Leadership Summits. You are invited to join us for this exciting program developed for Optimist leaders, leaders of volunteer or charitable organizations, business owners, corporate managers,...read more
RALEIGH, N.C., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperScholar (http://www.superscholar.org), an independent college search and rankings website, has published a Smart Choice ranking of the 50 Best Online Bachelor's in Computer Science & IT Programs...read more
Help is available and it is making a difference in lives and dollars saved, thanks to special courts created by Judge Jennie Barkey. The Mental Health Court for adults and the Veteran's Court were created because of a real need to help those who need help the most....read more
Eleven area police officers will be recognized by the Downtown Flint Optimist Club at the Officer of the Year & “Respect for Law” Luncheon 2015. This year’s event is set for Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Genesee Career Institute, 5081 Torrey Road in Flint. Sonitrol...read more
Dear Optimist Clubs, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Whaley’s Children Center would be very grateful for your help in spreading awareness to other local businesses through email. Specifically, April 24th is “Wear Blue Day” where we hope to get as many...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more