Committees

In order to carry out all the projects that our club is involved with throughout the year, each member is asked to join one or more committees. 
 

Name Chairs Description
4th of July - Bike Decorating Contest - Publicity
London, Gary F
The task of this committee is to create and execute a plan that will generate increased participation in the Annual 4th of July Bike Decorating Contest.
Board of Directors
London, Gary F
The Board of Directors consists of Officers plus Board members that are elected for two year terms. All Optimist Club members may attend Board of Directors Meeting
Budget Committee
Kenney, Cindy
Discuss and propose annual budget to the board.
Camel Race 2017 - Door Prizes
Smith, Robert A
We will need approximately 50 door prizes for the losers drawing at the Camel Race. These door prizes should be approximately $20 - $25 in value. Individuals Donating a Door Prize will receive a thank you letter confirming the donation that can be used for tax purposes.
CAMEL RACE 2018
Smith, Robert A
THEME: "Medieval - Camelot" at Crystal Gardens. Feb 3, 2018, 6pm.
ESSAY CONTEST
Smith, Robert A
TOPIC: "Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges"
FISHING DERBY
Pleiness, Butch
Free fishing day for the youth of the greater Brighton area on 06/10/2017 at the Brighton Mill Pond.
JOI (Junior Optimist International)
Stocker, Adele J.
Kenney, Cindy
Growth of the Optimist Club by working with our youth
Marketing Committee
Innes, Jon
To increase community awareness of the Brighton Optimist Club and events sponsored by the club.
NOW (New Optimist Wanted)
Bonk, Mike
Membership
ORATORICAL CONTEST
Pettengill, Priscilla
Kenney, Cindy
Topic: "What the World Gains from Optimism" Oratorical contest for two $500.00 scholarship
PGI (Personal Growth and Development)
Kallio, Dennis T.
Personal Growth and Development of members
Respect for Law Day
London, Gary F
Honor our local police force
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING
Stocker, Steve
Smith, Dennis R
Community Service helping the Salvation Army. Optimist Club day to ring is November 17th, 2016, at VG's in Brighton.
SPRING BREAK FUN DAY
Meyers, Teresa
Free day of fun for the kids. Will be held on March 28, 2017 at the Brighton High School
Youth Appreciation Day
Kallio, Eunice N
Kenney, Cindy
Positive and Optimistic Appreciation of our youth who are currently facing or have overcome a personal challenge.