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Zone Realignment Survey

The Michigan District has formed a committee to examine a possible realignment the current Zones. We need your input! Every few years the District evaluates the current Zone structure and determines whether Clubs are in the proper Zone and…

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...

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...
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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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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New Website for Michigan District Optimists

New Website for Michigan District Optimists

Thanks for visiting our site. Check out some of the cool new features. There is an Events page with upcoming meetings or activities. Also, we added the ability for you to register for Quarterly District Meetings. Registration is like online shopping, add the meeting...

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