Meeting Notes

There were 8 speakers at the Oratorical Contest at the Boys and Girls Club. The first and second place winners were unavailable to attend the next competition in Clarkston so the third place winner was offered the opportunity. Pete Venos made a passionate plea for all club members to be involved in the outreach activities wherever and whenever they can.

VERY IMPORTANT: Next week, April 2nd, we are going to have a discussion regarding the possibilities for our new location. If you have ideas about where to go, please go to that restaurant and get information regarding cost, having our storage closet on site and options for breakfast. Our president said to not show up with the name of a restaurant, but all the information listed above so we can make our best choice.

This morning 23 optimists met to fellowship and enjoy bacon omelets. As usual there was plenty of good fellowship and comradery. We just had a business meeting as our speaker chair who shall remain nameless was absent on the job. The fines were flying after Ken Cullen bought the crown for a measly $1.10. Of course all were fined by the king for being so cheap as not to bid more. Jim Riegle won the 50/50.
The application for the license for the 31 day raffle has been submitted. We hope to have tickets and everything ready so we can sell tickets at the Swartz Creek Hometown Days on May 23-31.

Dave Crabill is going to look into getting more of our WFOC shirts for those who have joined our club recently.

Next week after breakfast the people who are on the fund raising committee will meet.

The next board meeting will be April 16 at 6:00 pm at the Bridge.

The chicken dinner at the Masonic Temple in downtown Flint will be Sunday April 26 from 11:00 am to 2:30. Please try to get your tickets sold asap and plan on attending and helping to setup, teardown, or any other place where you can help as well as enjoying the good dinner.


  • Change in Meeting Place Decision 7:30 AM April 2nd at Valley Family Restaurant
  • Fund Raising Meeting 8:30 AM April 2nd at Valley Family Restaurant – Immediately following Breakfast Meeting
  • Chicken Dinner 11 AM to 2:30 April 26th at Masonic Temple in Downtown Flint
  • Board Meeting 6 PM April 16th at the Bridge

Have a great optimistic week!

Ken Cullen