Chartered Sept. 15, 1977  Zone 10, Michigan District


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Brighton Optimist Club


Optimist Clubs are chartered to serve the youth of their communities. We have a mix of traditional Optimist International programs, like the Oratorical and Essay contests, and our own local service projects like Spring Break Fun Day and the Free Fishing Derby for Kids.   Check the 'Past Projects item for more info on what we do.

Please contact the Brighton Optimist Club at

Next Board of Directors Meeting is Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Spring Break Fun Day A Success!

Over 300 children participated in this event.  It takes a lot to confirm the instructors, get the volunteers, buy the food, and make sure the whole event is handled in a safe manner.  Special thanks to our oraganizing committee of Christina Massanova-Becker, Carol Kennedy, Eunice & Dennis Kallio and Adele Stocker.  They made it look easy.

Scholarship Contests Complete

Our Essay Contest winner is Noelle Ditchfield.   The Oratorical contest winner is Abigail Ryan.  Congratulations!

Monthly Evening 'Get To Know The Optimists' - 
April 19th, 6PM, Burroughs Roadhouse

On the 3rd Tuesday each month, the Brighton Optimists take a road trip to a different area restaurant for socializing.   Contact us at for more info.     Drop by to mingle and if you twist our arms we'll tell you about the club activities.  Consider discovering your local Optimist Club. We're not the best kept secret in town any more!  And we need your help.

Optimist Club Foundation of Livingston County Now On Amazon Smile

Hey, we know that some of you do a lot of shopping on Amazon.  Consider using the AmazonSmile feature to help us do great things for the kids in the community.  By logging in at before you 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 consider using AmazonSmile and selecting us as your charity.


April 7 2016 meeting at Grand River Grill:Photo courtesy of Bob Smith

The Brighton Optimist Club meets every Thursday morning 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 here .

updated April 11, 2016

 P.O. Box 524, Brighton MI 48116




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