West Flint Optimist Club – 6/20/24 Newsletter

West Flint Optimist Club – 6/20/24 Newsletter

12 of us gathered this morning for a meeting that had originally been suspended: we thought that we would have an informal gathering at the Summerfest tent site, but we got enough done last night to allow us to have a “regular” meeting at Valley’s before the work and...
Newsletter – June 13, 2024

Newsletter – June 13, 2024

Tim Jones, Communication Director of this area’s very important “9-1-1” service was introduced by Mic Goulet to talk about the functions, costs, and coverage in this critical operation. 460,000 calls per year, “one every 75 seconds”, go through this system,...
Newsletter – May 23, 2024

Newsletter – May 23, 2024

Mic Goulet awarded by Optimist International and Lt. Gov. Bill Reaves for his many contributions to the Club and the community, most notably for having recruited and sponsored a fifth Club member. Mic spent some time in today’s meeting recounting (with exhibits)...
Newsletter – May 16, 2024

Newsletter – May 16, 2024

Member Jeff Gauger (far left in photo) introduced (l-r in photo) Denina Peacock (Work-Based Learning Coordinator), Timothy (Job Corps residential student) and  Shane Loose (Training Manager) from Flint Genesee Job Corps, and they told us about their beautiful 21-acre...
Newsletter – May 9, 2024

Newsletter – May 9, 2024

Sheila Gafney, officially “retired” but still involved with Special Olympics, spoke to the group of 14 attendees about the upcoming Special Olympic Games. Locally, we will support them with our presence for the Softball Throw Friday at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School...