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Essay Contest Application now available

posted Oct 28, 2017, 6:41 AM by Dearborn Optimist   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 8:32 AM ]


DEARBORN OPTIMIST CLUB

 

ESSAY CONTEST

 

Can Society Function Without Respect?

 

Deadline:  Monday, January 8, 2018

 

1st Prize:  $500.00

2nd Prize:  $250.00

3rd Prize:  $125.00

Use links below to download news release, application and Flyer

October 2017

posted Oct 10, 2017, 11:50 AM by Dearborn Optimist

The next meeting of the Dearborn Optimist will take place on Wednesday October 11, beginning at 12:00 noon.  The meeting will feature guest speaker Barry Murray, Director of Economic Development, City of Dearborn.  Barry will provide comments on new economic development projects and an update on the $1.2 Billion Ford Motor Co. redevelopment plan.

This meeting will take place at Henry Ford College Fifty-One O One student run restaurant Kuhlmann Dining room. Free parking is available in the gated lot to the north of the dining room. Tell the guard that you are attending the Optimist meeting for access.

December Programing - 2016

posted Dec 6, 2016, 7:16 AM by Dearborn Optimist

December programs include the following;

Regular Meeting of Wednesday December 7 at 12:00 noon - Double Tree Dearborn Detroit, 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, MI 48228.  This program will focus on the Junior Optimist.  The members of the Advanced Technology Academy (ATA) will present on their chapters programing for 2016-2017.  New members will be inducted into the ATA Junior Optimist group. Please join us for this regular December meeting.  

Holiday Party - Saturday December 10 - The Holiday Season is here you are invited to the Annual Optimist Christmas Party!    We have a change in venue as this year we are at Bailey’s 22091 Michigan Avenue in West Dearborn on Saturday December 10th at 6 to 8PM.    You will enjoy the Deluxe Buffet dinner and the company of your fellow Optimist and guests.  The cost per person is $30 each and we will all have our own bar tabs.    This is the last call for reservations!  Send your list of attendees to joconnor@ci.dearborn.mi.us and mail checks made out to the Optimist Club of Dearborn to:  526 S. Waverly Dearborn MI 48124.     If you have any questions or need to discuss the event, you can reach me by cell at 313-820-7967.   I hope you can join us for the holiday party!!  Sincerely,  Jim O'Connor.

Detroit Red Wings Outing Tuesday December 13 game starts at 7:30-  Detroit Red Wings V Arizona Coyotes REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. For those who registered for this event tickets are going into the mail today.  A group is meeting at Nemo's 1384 Michigan Ave., Detroit prior to the game beginning at 5:30.  Nemo's offers free parking at their site and a round trip shuttle service to Joe Lewis Arena.  The shuttle cost $3.00 per person. Keep an eye on your mail this week for the tickets.  The JLA Box Office is mailing the tickets out today.  Contact Hannah Hawthorne with questions.

Happy Holidays and best of wishes for a Happy New Year.  

Make your Holiday Party Reservation Today!

posted Nov 24, 2016, 10:41 AM by Dearborn Optimist

The Holiday Season is rapidly approaching and you are invited to the Annual Optimist Christmas Party!    We have a change in venue as this year we are at Bailey’s 22091 Michigan Avenue in West Dearborn on Saturday December 10th at 6 to 8PM.    You will enjoy the Deluxe Buffet dinner and the company of your fellow Optimist and guests.    The cost per person is $30 each and we will all have our own bar tabs.    Please let me know how many people will be joining you as soon as possible (no later than the end of November please), so we can arrange to accommodate all.   Send your list of attendees to my e-mail address and promptly mail checks made out to the Optimist Club of Dearborn to:  526 S. Waverly Dearborn MI 48124.   It is preferable to have everything paid in well in advance to avoid any last minute rush.   If you have any questions or need to discuss the event, you can reach me per the below or by cell at 313-820-7967.   I hope you had a great summer and that you can join us for the holiday party!               

 

Best Regards,

 

James J. O’Connor

Treasurer & Finance Director



Good Wishes for Thanksgiving Day

posted Nov 24, 2016, 10:33 AM by Dearborn Optimist   [ updated Nov 24, 2016, 10:35 AM ]


Public Safety Awards Event of May 11, 2016

posted May 31, 2016, 8:07 AM by Dearborn Optimist

The Dearborn Optimist Honored members of the Public Safety Community at the annual Respect for Law Program on May 11th.  The 2016 awardees include - Judge William C. Hultgren, Lifetime Achievement Award; Chief Ronald Haddad, Meritorious Service Award; Cpl. Jane Kass, Police Officer of the year; Lt. Mariam Hoballah, Police Explorer of the year; Daniel Maironis, Firefighter of the year and William Querfeld, Fire Cadet of the year.

Public Safety Awards 2016


Area 5 Oratorical Contest - Saturday April 16

posted Apr 4, 2016, 3:46 PM by Dearborn Optimist


                            Optimist Oratorical Contest Area 5 event 

Saturday, April 16 - Registration begins at 9:00 am

Advanced Technology Academy - 4801 Oakman Blvd., Dearborn, MI 

Use this link for full details


75th Anniversary Holiday Party of 12-12-2015

posted Dec 13, 2015, 8:53 AM by Dearborn Optimist   [ updated Dec 13, 2015, 8:56 AM ]

Dearborn Optimist Holiday Party 12-12-15

The Annual Dearborn Optimist Holiday Party was sold out with 75 members and guests attending this years event.  Enjoy the slide show of photos from this years event.


Meeting of December 2, 2015

posted Dec 3, 2015, 1:26 PM by Dearborn Optimist   [ updated Dec 3, 2015, 1:28 PM ]

The Dearborn Optimist meet on Wednesday December 2 at 12:00 noon at the Henry Ford Museum - Michigan Cafe, West Village Road, Dearborn Michigan.  Ken Kettenbeil, Vice Chancellor - External Relations, University of Michigan Dearborn provided comments about the University. 

Holiday Party - December 12, 2015

posted Nov 20, 2015, 5:40 AM by Dearborn Optimist   [ updated Nov 20, 2015, 10:15 AM ]

Dear Dearborn Optimist and Friends,

 

The Dearborn Optimist Holiday Party is Saturday December 12, 2015 5:30 PM at Andiamo’s 21400 Michigan Ave, Dearborn!!!!   It is hard to believe that this is a few short weeks away.  On December 12, 2015 we will celebrate 75 years of service to the Dearborn Community!!   

 

Members and one guest are $35 each.   All additional guests are $60 each.   Jim O'Connor need to know who is attending by name (so he can coordinate the food) and also their order (Filet, Chicken, or Fish).   

 

Please send an e-mail to Jim with this information.  joconnor@ci.dearborn.mi.us

 

Please send checks to:                            Julie Walker

                                                                 C/O Fairlane Ford

                                                                 14585 Michigan Ave.

                                                                 Dearborn, MI  481246         

 

Prompt response and payment is greatly appreciated.  I hope you can make it!


Jim O'Connor

Chairman

Holiday Party


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