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House the Homeless Week and Beyond

For many years since 2007 the Making A Difference JOI Club of Southfield and Lathrup Village, MI has supported the Tony Crosby - House the Homeless Week at Hope United Methodist Church. Over the years, JOI members have assisted the Missions Ministry of Hope UMC get...

Maureen Moore Writes in The Optimist

In November, 2013, Wyatt Rewoldt suffered “shaken baby syndrome” at the hands of his father’s girlfriend. At just a year old, the devastating abuse left him with hearing, visual, speech, physical, and learning disabilities that will shape his life permanently....

Bob Schiller Writes in The Torch

When was the last time your Club conducted a “Game Changer” project? Before you answer, let me provide a definition that is offered by a Foundation that is looking for youth directed projects. “Game changing” is defined as events or ideas that affect a...
House the Homeless Week and Beyond

House the Homeless Week and Beyond

For many years since 2007 the Making A Difference JOI Club of Southfield and Lathrup Village, MI has supported the Tony Crosby - House the Homeless Week at Hope United Methodist Church. Over the years, JOI members have assisted the Missions Ministry of Hope UMC get...

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Maureen Moore Writes in The Optimist

Maureen Moore Writes in The Optimist

In November, 2013, Wyatt Rewoldt suffered “shaken baby syndrome” at the hands of his father’s girlfriend. At just a year old, the devastating abuse left him with hearing, visual, speech, physical, and learning disabilities that will shape his life permanently. This...

read more
Bob Schiller Writes in The Torch

Bob Schiller Writes in The Torch

When was the last time your Club conducted a “Game Changer” project? Before you answer, let me provide a definition that is offered by a Foundation that is looking for youth directed projects. “Game changing” is defined as events or ideas that affect a significant...

read more
Registration Q1 2019-20

Registration Q1 2019-20

We are Passionate About Helping You Succeed as an Optimist.
We want to see you at the 1st Quarter District Conference.
There is plenty of training available.
What surprises can we expect from our Directors of Excitement that have been working hard behind the scenes to…

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Train to Win

Train to Win

On a recent trip to Louisville KY to attend the Optimist International Annual Convention, many of us took time to visit the Muhammad Ali Center.  This impressive, multi-story building contains everything you ever needed to know about the life story and passion of this extraordinary man.  I was most fascinated by …

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OptiViews 2019-20 Q1 is Available

OptiViews 2019-20 Q1 is Available

Welcome to the Optimist 2019-20 year. I am excited to be working with you and believe together we can make a difference in our communities and youth! This year we will focus on iMagining extraordinary service to all children in the...

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