Brighton Optimist Club
Optimist Clubs are chartered to serve
the youth of their communities. Sometimes that can be a pretty large area.
Most Clubs participate in Optimist International's signature programs like
the Oratorical Contest, which provides young people the opportunity to
develop their public speaking skills and a chance to win college
scholarships; the new Internet Safety Program, designed to inform both
young people and their parents of potential online dangers and offering
safe practice tips while online; and the Childhood Cancer Campaign,
created in 2001 to be "the leading force to rid the world of childhood
cancer". Clubs also conduct their own local service
Please contact the Brighton Optimist Club
Optimist Club Foundation
of Livingston County
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shop, you can choose "The Optimist Club
Foundation Of Livingston County Inc." and we will receive 0.5% of your purchase price as a
donation. This does not increase your purchase
price in any way. And you can use your existing account,
too. All of our youth activities are totally free to the kids and we
are self-funded. Every little bit helps. If you shop Amazon, please
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Bike Decorating Contest and Ride in Brighton's
Independence Day Parade!
kids' bikes decorated in a patriotic manner and bring 'em over to Lynch & Sons (600 E. Main St.)
to be judged. Drop off begins at 8:30am on the 4th. Judging thereafter, then
the kids can ride in the parade with the Brighton Optimists around 10am.
Parent must be in attendance and helmets for all riders are required.
Face painting available, and bike safety checks courtesy of Hometown Bicycles, too.
Cost? Free! UPDATE: Great weather, awesome parade and a lot
of happy kids!
Fishing Derby A Success!!
The weather was sketchy early on, but
we still had a great crowd of kids and adult family members. A
lot of fish were caught (and released). Biggest fish was a 28" carp, but
our tank had a really huge crappie, some bullhead, large mouth
bass and bluegill, too. Be sure to drop in to our weekly meeting on July 23rd to see a
drone's-eye-view of the fishing derby!
Thank you to Kohl's and the Kohl's
Cares Program, the Jumpin' Allstars jump rope squad, Brighton Area Fire
Department, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Lifetouch, The
Little Big Band of Charyl Stockwell Academy, Beauchamp Water Tratment
& Supply, The Marketeer, Campbell Collision, Efficient Energy,
Hall-Davenport Wealth Strategies, the City of Brighton and all of the
volunteers that made this event a success!
Monthly Evening 'Get To Know The
On the 3rd
Tuesday each month, the Brighton Optimists take a road trip to
a different area restaurant for socializing.
us at info@BrightonOptimist.org
for more info. In August we
are having a lakefront party that serves as a recruitment event. We
do a lot of great things for the youth and the community, but it can't
keep its momentum without the occasional new member. Even if
you can't make the morning meetings, there are important things you can do
to make our events a success. Consider discovering your local
Optimist Club. We're not the best
kept secret in town any more! And we need your help. More info
Scholarship Contest Winners
Congratulations to Brennan Hoadley who
won the Brighton Optimist Club Essay Contest! We are also pleased to
announce our Oratorical Contest winners, Landon Brien and Sarah
Lampert. All three won a $500 scholarship. Brennan's
entry has been forwarded to the District Contest where he's in the
running to win an additional
$2,500 scholarship, and Landon and Sarah will be competing at the
next level, the Regional, in April. If they progress to the District
competiton in May, they may also win another $2,500
Fun Day A Huge
We had more than 300 youngsters in
grades K-4 attend this year. Activities from karate, swimming and kayaking
to gardening, zumba, magic tricks, woodworking anad nature - and many
others - kept the kids entertained and interested. Thank you to our
instructors and volunteers for making this a fantastic day for the
The Brighton Optimist Club meets every
at 7:30am at the Grand River Grill,
2394 Genoa Business Park Dr, Brighton 48114. We have speakers of general interest
the first three weeks, and a Club Business Meeting on the
last Thursday of each month. First time visitors eat for free. See our scheduled speaker list