Next Regular Meeting October 10th

posted Oct 9, 2012, 7:42 AM by Dearborn Optimist   [ updated Oct 12, 2012, 9:01 AM ]

In club news membership is holding steady at around 54 members and there will be a special meeting of the club on October 19th at the Advanced Technology Academy’s Field House, this special event it to honor and dedicate the newly constructed facility to past president RJ Dubitski. For more information about the dedication please see the invitation at the bottom of the page.

The club is supporting the upcoming Motor City Chili Ride on October 14th 2012. The event begins at the Motor City Harley Davidson at 8:30am and ends at the Chili Cook off that’s taking place in downtown Plymouth. The event costs $10.00 and all proceeds go towards the Penrickton Center For The Blind, for more information see the flyer at the bottom of the page. 

Member and Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Dearborn Barry Murray gave us a few updates on a number of projects going on around town. Barry gave a large update on new train station project that will connect to the Henry Ford. The project itself has been in the workings for over 10 years and is being funded by a 28million dollar grant. The 16,000 square foot station will allow the corridor to be more passenger train focused and eliminate past travel delays due to passing freight trains. The station also holds promise of being a future hub point by providing alternative transportation between Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Detroit. A new student housing project is in the works over at the University Of Michigan Dearborn, the facility will provide the opportunity for 500 new students to live on campus. Last but not least the Dearborn City Hall will be moving to a new location at the old ADP building located at 16901 Michigan Avenue near the Police Department. The new location will provide for better organization of city offices and streamline customer service. The old City Hall location has been purchased by the the Minnesota based company Artspace Projects Inc. and provide a number of live-in workspace studios for aspiring artists.