Respect For Law Program and Awards Wednesday May 14th 12:00 Noon

posted May 7, 2014, 6:28 AM by Randy Gignac
Dear Dearborn Optimist and Friends of Optimist, 

Please be advised that the next meeting of the Dearborn Optimist Club will take place at 12:00 noon on Wednesday May 14th at the Dearborn Inn.   This meeting will feature the Respect for Law program.   

In 2014 the Dearborn Optimist Club will recognize a member of the Dearborn Police, Dearborn Police Cadet Post 1177, Dearborn Fire Department and Wayne County Sherif in the Respect for Law ceremony.  This years program is a invitational format.  Those public servants who have been recognized in the past are invited to attend the 2014 Respect for Law program.  In addition Optimist Club's and Optimist Leadership from throughout Michigan are encouraged to send a representative to attend this years Dearborn Optimist Club Respect for Law Program.  As always the public is welcome to attend this meeting.

Please RSVP your intent to attend the Dearborn Optimist Club Respect For Law Program via email reply on or before Monday May 12. 

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Respect For Law/Promotion of Non-Violence

In July 1965, a discussion between Past Optimist International President Carl Bowen and former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover resulted in the birth of the Respect for Law program. This is the fourth most popular program with more than 1,500 Clubs participating last year.

Optimist International promotes its Respect for Law program to inspire respect for the law among the local community residents with special attention given to youth! This motivational program can take many forms including a community rally against local violence, a get-acquainted event between youth and local law enforcement officials, or presenting outstanding law enforcement and public safety officers with the Optimist Club Public Safety Award. The Dearborn Optimist Club has elected to annually recognize the outstanding public safety professionals who tirelessly protect and serve the community. 
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