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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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Detroit Parade Company 11-14-15

posted Nov 15, 2015, 3:42 PM by Dearborn Optimist   [ updated Nov 17, 2015, 4:31 PM ]

Detroit Parade Company 11-14-15


The Dearborn Optimist spent Saturday November 14, at the Detroit Parade Company on a Community Service Project.  If you did not attend you missed out on a great experience to take a behind the scenes tour of the Parade Company and an opportunity to help with the 2015 Thanksgiving Day Parade.  The group went to the Polish Village Cafe for lunch.  This is a must visit restaurant in Hamtramck!  A big thank you to Hannah Hawthorne for making all of the arrangements.  

2016 - Essay Contest Announcement

posted Oct 29, 2015, 5:50 AM by Dearborn Optimist   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 1:00 PM ]

Dearborn Optimist Essay Contest 2016

This contest is sponsored by Dearborn Optimist Club to give young people room to develop their own views around a central idea. In addition to the opportunity for written expression, participants have the chance to win a college scholarship!



We have been conducting this contest since the 1950's.  This year we are encouraging Dearborn students to contemplate the phrase "Lead by Example: Reality or Fiction?


The Dearborn Optimist awards cash scholarships:  $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd, $125 for 3rd.  First place essay will then be entered into District Level Contest for a scholarship of $2500.00


Click on the Documents tab to download an application and contest rules.



Deadline for essay submission: Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 — Submit your essay via PDF or MS word document email attachment to Mtsareini@msn.com


2016 Contest Chairperson: Dalal Sareini  313-220-6545  Mtsareini@msn.com



The Dearborn Optimist held the annual Essay Contest on Wednesday February 10.  The video posted above captures the winning entries.  This years winners are 1st Amy Scott, Advanced Technology Academy, 2nd Cassie O'Brien, Edsel Ford High School and 3rd Destiny Johnson, Advanced Technology Academy.  

Here are photos from the Essay Contest Program of February 2016

Essay Contest 2016


YouTube Video





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