|Chartered Sept. 15, 1977||Zone 10, Michigan District|
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 programs.
Please contact the Brighton Optimist Club at info@BrightonOptimist.org.
Scholarships Under A New Banner
In memory of one of our late Charter Members, we will be issuing all scholarships from the C. Robert Brandt Memorial Scholarship Fund in the future. Bob was extremely active in the community and the Brighton Optimist Club until his health began to fail a few years ago. We miss you, Bob, and we're proud to keep your memory alive. Please take a moment to read this poem for Bob written by Edd Tury.
Join Us For Breakfast
On Thursday, December 5th, Chef Tom Lin will be disucssing Chinese New Year. Find out how and when it's celebrated. Do you really match the animal of the Chinese Zodia for the year of your birth? First time guests get free breakfast. See the 'Meetings' section at the bottom of this page for information on location.
October Meeting Schedule Change! This month, because of Halloween, our evening business meeting is on the 24th at Lil' Chef at 6:30pm. On Halloween we will have a morning meeting. Feel free to wear costumes, prizes will be given. Open to the public.
The Brighton Optimists had two representatives from Howell High School's We The People Constitutional Debate team as speakers on March 14, 2013. For the first time, Howell HS won the State Finals and the 29 member team is off to Washington, D.C. in late April to represent Michigan. They are trying to raise $50,000 to cover expenses for this trip and the Brighton Optimists donated $1,000 to the cause. One of our members also donated an additional $175 to Howell HS's team. Good luck! Pictured are team members Heather and Aaron, with Club Treasurer Mike Aubert.
It's A New Optimist Year!
Yup, it started October 1st and runs through September 30th. We have this year's Essay and Oratorical contest applications on the 'Activities' page. Get your student signed up to win a $500 scholarship! Our winners progress to the next level. District winners can win an additional $2,500 scholarship - so don't wait.
The Brighton Optimist Club meets Thursday mornings at 7:30am at the Grand River Grill, 2394 Genoa Business Park Dr, Brighton 48114, EXCEPT for the last Thursday of each month. On the last Thursday we have an evening meeting (6:30-pm) at the Lil' Chef Restaurant, 101 Brookside Lane, Brighton 48116. We have speakers of general interest the first three weeks, and a Club Business Meeting on the last Thursday of each month. We are ordering off the menu at both locations. First time visitors eat for free. See our scheduled speaker list here .
|updated November 23, 2013||
P.O. Box 524, Brighton MI 48116
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