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OptiViews 2019-20 Q3 is Available

We are almost 3,000 strong and we will not be stopped! As Optimists, we are “so strong that nothing can disturb our peace of mind” and we practice “pressing on to the greater achievements.” In this challenge that no one could have...

Awards & Achievements Report 2nd Quarter 19-20

Email Me Jeanette Myers AandA@MichiganOptimists.orgI am happy to be serving this year as the Michigan District Chairperson for Achievements and Awards. I have been working with Governor Pam to restructure the A&A report in order to streamline portions and also to...

Healthy Mitten – 2020

We are Optimists and we will do whatever we can to bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves. Beginning in April we have a new program to instill positive and healthy habits in our youth, our community and ourselves. It is …

OptiViews 2019-20 Q2 is Available

OptiViews 2019-20 Q2 is Available

We are about SERVICE. Service to our communities, service to youth and families, service to first responders and others who enforce the law, service to our veterans, and service to seniors who may be vulnerable. Our more than 90 clubs...

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Registration Q2 2019-20

Registration Q2 2019-20

Helping You Succeed as an Optimist We want to see you at the 2nd Quarter District Conference. There is plenty of training available. We have expanded the ways in which you are able to pay for the conference. Michigan District now has online credit card processing. We...

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Awards & Achievements Report 1st Quarter 19-20

Awards & Achievements Report 1st Quarter 19-20

I am happy to be serving this year as the Michigan District Chairperson for Achievements and Awards. I have been working with Governor Pam to restructure the A&A report in order to streamline portions and also to gather more meaningful information that the district can use to…

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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...

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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...

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