|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.
4th of July Bike Decorating & Ride In The Parade
It's almost that time! Our annual bike decorating contest will be held before the Brighton 4th of July Parade. Registration and bike drop off begin at 8:30 am. Judging about 9:15 am, the parade starts at 10:00 am, and our contestants can ride in the parade down Main Street with their parents. Ribbons awarded. See the flyer for more info. Cost - FREE!
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.
Fishing Derby - 6/8/13
Fishing Derby weather was perfect! Our anglers caught a lot of fish, got their faces painted, competed in a casting contest and went through 3,000 worms! Wow. Next year's date is June 7, 2014.
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 .
Honors To The Brighton Optimists
The Brighton Optimist club was awarded a 'Distinguished Benefactor' patch from the Optimist International Foundation at the Michigan District Optimist Conference in Lansing on February 9th.
|updated June 10, 2013||
P.O. Box 524, Brighton MI 48116
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