Meeting Notes

The club met this morning with 18 members present. As usual fines were flying with Stephanie and Greg seeming to take the brunt of the abuse. I don’t know who was not present that seemed to cause a much quieter tone to the meeting. Whoever you are, we missed your creating the excitement in the meeting. Art won the 50/50.

There are several events coming up. March 14 is the Vehicle City Challenge at the Boys and Girls Club. We need our members present to help with sign-up and assisting wherever possible. There are events from jump roping to basketball. Our club donated $400 to help for transportation costs for out of town teams.

The oratorical contest for the Boys and Girls Club will be March 24. The Toastmasters Club does the judging of speeches that are 4-5 minutes long.

The $5000 Raffle is October 22.

We are putting together a 31 day raffle for the month of July. Click here to learn more.

Stephanie announced that Tropical Smoothie is having a fundraiser for the month of March to raise funds for the Red Cross. Click here to read the article and download the flyer.

Dave Crabill announced that Mike Murphy, Lieutenant Governor of Zone 9, wants all the clubs to share a new website that will promote optimism throughout Genesee and Lapeer counties. The site is still under construction, but is shaping up very nicely. Jeff Dennings has been working very hard to get the site up and running as quickly as possible. Visit the home page and check out the progress.

Hope to see everyone Thursday. The weather should not be an excuse according to the weatherman. In the meantime have a great week.


  • Board Meeting 6 PM March 12th at the Bridge
  • Vehicle City Challenge 10 AM – 3 PM at Boys & Girls Club of Flint
  • Oratorical Contest 6 PM at Boys & Girls Club of Flint

Visit West Flint Optimist Club Event Calendar for all details.

Ken Cullen