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2023-24 3rd Quarter Conference

wmu aviation

Event Date:

May 3, 2024

Event Time:

6:00 pm

Event Location:

Western Michigan University College of Aviation

You are invited to join the Mighty Michigan Optimists at our Quarter 3 Conference where you will participate in fun activities, engage with Optimists from across the district and be inspired.

Michigan District Q3 Conference

Explore Your Optimism

May 3-4, 2024
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Western Michigan University College of Aviation
Battle Creek, MI

Regular Registration $50 thru 4/28
First or Second Time District Conference Attendees Only $25.00 thru 4/28
Late Registration $60

A group of rooms is being held at the
Courtyard Battle Creek
12891 Harper Village Drive Battle Creek, Michigan 49014
Rates between $157 – $177 per night*
Use this link to secure your reservation by Friday, April 12th

*We recognize this price may be higher than “usual” and we tried to account for that by keeping registration & event costs lower. You are more than welcome to find accommodations that meet your needs.

Agenda (tentative, subject to change)

Friday, May 3rd

Join us from 6:00 – 8:00 for some local hospitality and a chance to connect/catch up with one another.

Saturday, May 4th (May the 4th be with you)

Join us at 8:30 for music, coffee & connections!

9:00 am – 10:30 am Optimistically taking care of business

10:40 am – 12:10 pm Exploring Ways of Showing Optimism (Breakout rooms will repeat, sessions are 35 minutes long)
• New Member Welcome Packets-Ideas and Examples Exchange
• Ready for New Members? District Marketing Support
• Service Project-Fleece Blankets for Pediatric Patients
• Taking Care of YOU-stretch, breathe, move
• Trivia Night, Drawdowns, and Raffles-Tips and Tricks to fund projects

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch & OIF Silent Auction Close Out

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm District Oratorical and CCDHH Contest and Presentation of District Essay Winners

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm 50/50 Winner Announced & Closing

3:50 pm – 4:30 pm Updates/Event Announcements and other opportunities to connect

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Social Gathering Coordinated by Region 4 Representatives & Conference & Convention Chair cost $20

Featuring Region 4 Optimist Clubs: Battle Creek, Battle Creek-Harper Creek, BFT-Kalamazoo, BFT-Mason, Charlotte, Greater Lansing, Greenville, Holland, Mecosta County, Movers and Shakers, Muskegon Heights, Muskegon-Mona Shores, Niles, Niles-Riverfront, Brighter Days, The Rise, Scottville, Shelby, Smile Always Uganda Foundation, Traverse City

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  • Western Michigan University College of Aviation
  • 237 Helmer Rd N
  • Battle Creek
  • MI
  • 49037
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • May 3, 2024 6:00 pm   -   May 4, 2024 4:30 pm
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